I'm just to confirm you that it's the solution.
yesterday I tried to fix the problem, but the only think that was missing is the first line in MySQL command:
I was writing ( UPDATE mysql ) : so please follow the next steps if you want to resolve your problem with ( #1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO):
1 : go to your WAMP icon on your PC desktop screen and LEFT CLICK to open the menu, you will see MYSQL folder, CLICK to see MYSQL CONSOLE, open it.
2: now you have DOS screen ( a black screen ) :
A: if you already set a password, type it
B: if you did not do this step yet, write the following red text
B1: use mysql; and click ENTER on your keyboard
3: now write the following red text and click ENTER :
<font color='"red"'>UPDATE mysql.user </font>
-><font color='"red"'>SET Password=PASSWORD("*******")</font>
-><font color='"red"'>WHERE User="root";</font>
don't worry about this sign ( -> ) , because for example when you write ( UPDATE mysql.user ) and you click ENTER on your keyboard, a new line appear with this sign ( -> ), your command will execute when you write this sign ( ; ) at the end of your text and click ENTER.
NOTE: replace the password ******* by your password.
4: now write the following red text and click ENTER :
5: and to exit the black DOS screen now, write exit and click enter.
------------------------- we are finished from MySQL now --------------
6: go to WAMP folder ( open your My Computer, click on C driver, and you will see WAMP folder ), click on APPS folder, and than click on your PHPMYADMIN folder ( e.g my folder called phpmyadmin2.11.6 ) and find the config.inc.php
7: open config.inc.php and find the following orange text:
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = ''; // MySQL password (only needed
and add your password now that you used in step number 3 like that :
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = 'yourpasswordhere'; // MySQL password (only needed
8: now save this modification, and close config.inc.php
9: go to your web browser and type the following link :
and enjoy, this is what happened with me.
NB: I wrote all this explications, because I'm also learning PHP and I found a lot on this website helped me, so I'm trying also to help you.