When I open the index.php of phpMyAdmin it first gave a msg ccess denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO). I specified username and password in config.inc.php but this time I got this message : #1251 - Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server; consider upgrading MySQL client I then changed the auth type from config to http only to get a login box, where I specied the username as root and then its password. The login dialog appeared 3 times and finally got a page that said username/pwd wrong. I am entering correct pwd. I have checked mySQL is running. I am using Apache_2.0.53-win32-x86-no_ssl, php-4.3.10 , phpMyAdmin 2.6.1-pl3 and when it disnt work used 2,7pl1 also with IE 5 and Mozilla Firefox. can someone plz help me.