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.
DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `posts`;
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `posts` ( .....

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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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Ray PaseurCommented:
If you're new to PHP and you want to find some dependable learning resources, this article can help.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_11769-And-by-the-way-I-am-new-to-PHP.html
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