Unable to access phpMyAdmin

When I try to access phpMyAdmin I get the following error:
#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

This is my config.inc.php file :                            

 * cookie
$cfg['blowfish_secret'] = 'a8b7dafdferHJHJ^&U^45776TIUuiYc6d'; /* YOU MUST FI$

 * Servers configuration
$i = 0;

 * First server
/* Authentication type */    
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'cookie';
/* Server parameters */
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = 'localhost';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['connect_type'] = 'tcp';
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['compress'] = false;
/* Select mysqli if your server has it */
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['extension'] = 'mysql';
/* User for advanced features */
// $cfg['Servers'][$i]['controluser'] = 'pma';
// $cfg['Servers'][$i]['controlpass'] = 'pmapass';
/* Advanced phpMyAdmin features */
// $cfg['Servers'][$i]['pmadb'] = 'phpmyadmin';
// $cfg['Servers'][$i]['bookmarktable'] = 'pma_bookmark';

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pcelementsConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I was not able to get this to work so I ended up formatting the server and installing cPanel. Thanks everybody!
Beverley PortlockCommented:
If this is a new set up then it may be that root has no password set. Try logging into phpMyAdmin as root with no password. If that fails then try logging in as root with the existing root password.

Ovid BurkeConsultant InstructorCommented:
If your setup is on Windows with IIS and PHP 5.3 it will not accept 'localhost' ast the host. You should change this value to

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = 'localhost';

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$cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = '';

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Is this a shared or your own server you are trying to use phpMyAdmin on? Only the server administrator should have access to the MySQL root account.

If you have just installed MySQL then the password will be blank, simply use root for the username and no password. If you still cannot login then you can reset your root password using the instructions below, I have used them many times myself. Simply run the commands on the server, replace "new-password" with a blank or password of your choice.

Once you restart MySQL then it should let you login with the password you have specified.
pcelementsAuthor Commented:
This is my server and it is running Centos 5.5. The account root has a password. It is a new setup. Thanks!!
The MySQL root password is different to your centos root user password, if it is a new mysql setup then the default mysql root user password will be blank.

If it still does not work then try the fix I posted as a link.
pcelementsAuthor Commented:
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