I had a problem with xampp 1.7.4 not working properly on windows 7 64 bit. I was advised
to go with xampp 1.7.7. After install I couldnt access phpMyAdmin . I was getting this error:
#2002 - The server is not responding (or the local MySQL server's socket is not correctly configured)
to solve this error and for anyone else that this happens to .
navigate to your my.ini file located: C:/xampp/mysql/bin/
and uncomment the following line:
then restart windows or apache and that should fix it .