I'm brand spanking new to mySql and am having problems installing it. I'm trying to install it on Win2000 machine.
It seems to be installed correctly but whenever I try to run a command like

c:/mysql/bin/myqsl v

or

c:/mysql/bin/mysql

I get "error 2003:Cant connect to MySql on server 'localhost' (10061)

When I run mysqladmin ping I get a similar message.

If anyone could help me out I'd greatly appreciate it. I need to get this running for the company I work for.