I run XAMPP,
a few days back i had set up a password for the root password through phpmyadmin
I am not able to access phpMyAdmin ever since that moment
I followed help on this link but everything seems fine there (in config.inc.php). I even tried unistalling xampp fully, restarting windows and then reinstalling xampp, but still pointing to localhost/phpmyadmin I get the following error
Cannot connect: invalid settings.
phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the
connection. You should check the host, username and password in your
configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given
by the administrator of the MySQL server.
Go inside your phpMyAdmin directory inside XAMPP installation folder. There will be a file called config.inc.php. Inside that file, find this line:
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] = '';
you must make sure that this field has your mysql root password (the one that you set).