I have the same issue exactly.
Installing on a system with windows xp / norton internet security. I have tried several versions of mysql. Still cant connect after successful installation. :shock:
I tried the grant privlege * thingie, and even created a new user through phpMyAdmin.
When I tried version 4.1.5, after successful upload and using phpMyAdmin, (config, username, user password) when I got the popup window for the user name and password, nothing I entered was accepted. You could try it 3 times then got a screen change - access denied. :shock:
In one case, the only version I could connect on (phpMyAdmin) was 4.0.0a. When I wrote the db via php form, it would not show the result although it actually wrote the data to the db.
I did removed norton and did a restore back to july. No luck :shock:
Is this an OS issue? or ?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Big Al - Rowlett, Texas