Hello all,

I have PHP 5.2.12, MySQL 5.1.41 and Apache 2.2.14 installed on my Windows 7 machine all working fine. I have decided to install phpMyAdmin (3.2.5) to administer my databases. As it has been a long time since I've installed it, I thought I'd use my SitePoint PHP/MySQL book to guide me through this simple process - no problem. Loaded up http://localhost/phpMyAdmin, got the usual mcrypt error message, and proceeded to login with my root username and password (which are definitely correct).

Now the problem is that once I login with these credentials, the browser loads http://localhost/phpMyAdmin/index.ph...XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

and subsequently loads a completely blank page (in Firefox). I thought I'd try this in my other browsers and the results were:

  • IE displays the usual 'Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage' error message.
  • Opera displays a completely blank page.
  • Chrome displays the error message; 'The web page at null might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.'
  • Safari
displays the message; 'Safari can’t open the page “http://localhost/phpmyadmin/index.php.....” because the server unexpectedly dropped the connection. This sometimes occurs when the server is busy. Wait for a few minutes, and then try again.'

I have tried installed a previous version of phpMyAdmin (2) but same thing happens.

Any suggestons?

Much appreciated.