Operating System: Windows Vista
Web Server: Apache 2.2.6
Language: PHP 5.2.5
Database: MySQL 5.0
In an attempt to resolve an ongoing issue with Dreamweaver CS3, I made a costly decision to uninstall Apache, php and MySQL. While the reinstallation of Apache and php were wildly successful, the attempt to reisntall MySQL was not.
SCOPE OF PROBLEM
When attempting to reinstall MySQL from a newly downloaded installation file from MySQL.com, the installation manger completely bypasses crtitical screens that allow for overall configuration, setting up windows sevice and dedicated port, password assignment, database engine, etc.
While it appears that MySQL may have installed, I was not given the opportunity to properly configure the system.
1. Do you have any suggestions for completely cleaning my computer to rid it of all traces of the previous installation to allow for a full reinstallation?
2. Can you provide a step-by-step instruction for configuring MySQL manually, using the provided sample My.ini files (ie small, medium , large)? NOte: THis is not my preferred method given my limited experience.
Any help you can provide is gretaly appreciated.
P.S. Are there any web developers in the Chicago area who are both MYSQL and Dreamweaver CS3 experts that are looking for some freelance work on a large-scale eCommerce site development project?