What where the errors then?
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Many thanks to Anthony for his help. Here is the current problem:
When I start MySQL Administrator-connection user@localhost:3306 I get the following error message:
"Either the server service or the configuration file could not be found. Startup variables and service section are therefore disabled."
Note: MySQL Service shows that it is started when I go under computer management on a Win2003 server (standard edition).
Once I click OK, I get the the administrator panel and the server information is correct. However, the Service Control and Startup Variables are "grayed" out and not available.
Under Catalog I see the Database entries.
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In Windows, that file is usually named my.ini.
The admin should use the Windows search box (accesible via the Start menu, or by pressing F3 at the Windows Explorer window --which can be opened with Win-E).
To access the service window, which lists all services installed, press Win-R (this opens the Run dialog box) and then enter: services.msc
The Xampp control panel is usually accessible at the System tray (where the Windows clock is --right, lower corner).