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How to reset MySQL root password?

I desperately need some help here. I have lost my root password and I am unable to login in. Every time on the CL prompt I am asked for a password and I obviuosly can't get through. I also tried removing the MySQL, manually deleting the entire directory, reg entries and every time I re-install it asks for the same password again and again that I unfortunately don't remember.

Even while configuring the MySQL server it keeps on referring to "Modify Root Password" with prompting for the older password.

I am a beginner at this and would appreciate some help.

Thanks a bunch in advance,
Sep 28 '07 #1
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Note to self: "reg entries" means "Windows".
Sep 28 '07 #2
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i have installed mysql the problem is "BIG PROBLEM" is that i forgot my root password and i can't login
i tried to uninstall it but i couldn't do it
please help me
Sep 30 '07 #3
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Check MySQL manual to Reset the Root Password.
Sep 30 '07 #4

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