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500 internal server error with phpMyAdmin

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I have installed Apache 2.2.15 with MySQL 5.1.45 and PHP 5.3.2 on a Toshiba Qosmio X505-865 laptop (I need a mobile server) running Windows 7 (6.1, Build 7600). The directory structure for my server looks like this:
I have apache installed in c:\wamp\apache and phpMyAdmin is located in c:\wamp\apache\htdocs\phpmyadmin
So, my problem is this: when I try to log in to phpMyAdmin, the browser will appear to be waiting for the server to respond, but after about 10 seconds it will give up and return an HTTP 500 error. I have tried this with IE8 (8.0.7600.16385), Firefox 3.6.2 and Chrome 4.1.249.1042 (I realize all the version info is excessive, but I don't like to leave room for ambiguity). When I tried logging in through IE8, upon navigating to http://localhost/phpMyAdmin/index.php, a message popped up towards the top of the browser telling me that IE8's intranet settings have been turned off by default. I was unaware that IE8 has a different set of options for intranet sites vs. internet sites. So I went to tools->Internet options->Security and then clicked on "Local intranet" and then moved the slider all the way down to low. I tried once more on IE and it still exhibits the exact same behavior. Another thing I should mention is that the login page for phpMyAdmin was initially giving me a warning message saying something to the effect of "Cookies must be enabled beyond this point." I am 100% certain that I have cookies enabled on all three browsers, so that can't be the issue. I read on another forum that this particular issue could have to do with the windows firewall, so I completely disabled the windows firewall and the cookie message does indeed disappear when I navigate to the login page, but the aforementioned behavior persists.

I am also certain that mysql is working correctly, because I am able to create databases and tables and insert and delete records, etc. from the command prompt using mysql.exe

So, anyone have any ideas? If you need more information about my configuration, please let me know.
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