I assume my other topic got removed due to a backup? Anyway, ive got mysql running on my Windows XP machine. I boot up Phpmyadmin all works perfect. I create an EXTREMLY simple perl program to connect using DBI to mysql and i get errors. I use Other software from hotscripts.com to test it and get the same error. Its not even an error i can log, its a "fatal exception":

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