There are a number of things that could be the problem. Have you checked to see if the server is turned on? To do this go to your mysql directory (By default it is C:\mysql) and then type cd bin. After this type mysqladmin ping. If it says something like
mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
error: 'Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)'
Check that mysqld is running on localhost and that the port is 3306.
You can check this by doing 'telnet localhost 3306'
then the chances are the server is not turned on.
try typing "net start mysql" (If you use Windows NT, 2000 or XP) or mysqld (if you use Windows 95/98/ME.) and then repeating the mysqladmin ping command. if the server is now working it will say mysqld is alive.
Then try going into mysql again with mysql.
Coincidently it is a good idea to either set a password for user the blank user (ODBC@localhost) or remove it completely. You should also set a password for root. If you would like to know how to do this, there is an excellent tutorial at mysql website http://www.mysql.com/documentation/m...unt_Management
HTH (Hope This Helps)
David Thorne, Student