PHP and MySQL beginner's question

I'm using my wamp and trying to learn PHP, I have created a table and named it posts I forgot I have this table already. I have this notification: SQLSTATE[42S01]: Base table or view already exists: 1050 Table 'posts' already exists. I have deleted the other posts table but I still receive the same notification. I even restarted my wamp and my laptop. What does this error mean?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
It means what it says.  I'm guessing that you keep trying to re-create that table.  You can only do that once.

Common practice is to DROP IF EXISTS followed by the CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS as shown below.

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Still... you only want to do that once.  If you do it a second time, it will delete all of the old data that was in the table.

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