Yep, it sure did. I don't remember if it was 'too many augments' [or something like that] or if it was the one that told me that it wasn't an internal or external command function or batch file.
I'm starting to wonder if I might be getting one bad install after another because as I read through the documentation and manual I'm seeing references to files that I either don't have or that me search feature just can't find for some reason.
The first several times that I installed it I let it use its chosen default location to install its self. I had also done the same thing with Apache, PHP and phpMyAdmin.
Then I had read something [and received advice] about one of those things not liking any spaces like the one in 'C:\Program Files\' so thinking that that might be causing my problem I uninstalled everything from their chosen defaults and reinstalled everything to its very own folder on 'C:\'.
That doesn't seem to have helped any either, so right now I'm just sitting here with a blank look on my face while I stare at my monitor screen.
OK, so going with my gut feeling that I might have gotten a bad install I tried a couple of 'repairs' but that didn't seem to do any good either so I just uninstalled MySQL via the add\remove thing. I also deleted the MySQL folder. Then I reinstalled it, this time to its chosen default location.
I installed it as a windows service, checked the little box that lets you get to it in dos [I think] and it is currently running.
Now I need to know 'How to connect to the MySQL client'. So far I've seen several references to starting the server and then connecting to the client but I haven't recognized anything that tells me how to do that other than being able to start or stop the service in the windows service thingy.
I think that I have a file this time that I didn't have before, it's 'include' and is has a bunch of stuff in it that I don't remember having seen before so maybe I was right about having gotten a bad install before.
So right now I have MySQL installed in its chosen default location of 'C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\' with all of its default settings set the way that it wanted to set them.
I did set the root password during installation and I'm not going to change anything until I hear from you.
Thanks for your help.
[EDIT] I just did Start > run > cmd > then typed C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysql.exe at the C:\> prompt and hit enter. I got back a message saying --> 'C:\Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command operable program or batch file. <--
Then I re-entered the same command and enclosed it with " ", hit enter and got the following message back --> ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'ODBC'@'localhost' (using password"NO):
I don't know if I'm right about this but that seems to be telling me that there is a user account named 'ODBC' that might have a password associated with it.
Question: If that is the case wouldn't the required password be the password that I just set for root? and If that is the case then how do I enter that command [above] so that it would be accepted?
Thanks again Boo.
Edited by wendy k. walker, 25 February 2007 - 03:48 PM.