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phpmyadmin not working in Windows Vista


I have Phpmyadmin set up under localhost with Apache on my Windows Vista but I receive this error:
Cannot load or save configuration

I read that I should try this:
look for this line:
$cfg['blowfish_secret'] = ''; /* YOU MUST FILL IN THIS FOR COOKIE AUTH! */

you have to provide the root password. for example, my root loging for MYSQL server is: passw123 so mine would look like this:
$cfg['blowfish_secret'] = 'passw123';

Also this:

# Step2: Through the phpMyAdmin/librarires, you should edit the config.inc.php. where it is displayed $cfg['PmaAbsoluteUri'] = ''; alter the command to $cfg['PmaAbsoluteUri'] = 'localhost/phpmyadmin/';
# Step 3: Concerning the server commands, edit $cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = 'localhost'; and alter it to $cfg['Servers'][$i]['host'] = 'Localhost';
# Step 4: To enter your new password for the root user, choose the command $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = ''; and enter your password in between the fields provided.

But I still receive this error.

Any idea? I changed the file and folder permissions so it's available to anyone.

It's version 3..3.9.

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try to set this:

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'http';

- it should pop up a username/password prompt where you can type in root username and password.

some times is occur because windows can not map localhost to
so, instead of localhost test one of following options
+ your computer hostname | you can see it with start menu > run > cmd > hostname

In addition check following list:
+ check you mySQL Service + Apache Service.
SEO, Web Developer
Hi fellows,

I'm using WAMP (not the 2 version) and it has some phpmyadmin included. So I dumped it and then modified the config file. That seemed to work. There is some incompatibility with some versions of WAMP and PHPMyAdmin. It was difficult to figure out though.

Victor KimuraSEO, Web Developer


Thanks for the other's input. I wish I could give points for their contribution too though but the system doesn't allow me to do this.

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