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Alain P

Hi Stephen… the first link you provided gave us an interesting clue.
It took me straight into the phpmyadmin page (no password request), and it does indeed show MySQL Community Server 5.6.24 and php 4.4.6.

When I was getting the mysterious red bar error, the URL was “” rather than what you provided. Would this make a difference?

Anyway, after trying your link, I tried it again from the Xamplite sites page and this time it worked and once I was in the URL looked pretty similar to where I ended up following your link…something like “”

Something to note is that between the time I had the error message and your solution, my computer was put to sleep mode. Would this also have made a difference?

FWIW, the browser being used is Chrome (regular mode, not incognito).