I am trying to get my MySQL server up and running but I'm having a random problem with password authentication. Ever so often MySQL will fail to authenticate a user, but as soon as you try again (or refresh the web page) it goes through fine. Now this only happens if there is a password required for the database, otherwise it works great. As soon as I add a password, it starts to randomly give an 'Access denied for user@localhost (USING PASSWORD=YES)' error.
I've been searching the net for weeks and talking to people, but nobody seems to know what to do.
I'm using MySQL 4.0.15a, but I have tried this with several verisions and the same things happens.