All I need is to be able to log in using root, but have forgotten the password. None of the steps to reset i found online work (i don't even have some of the executables mentioned such as mysql-nt.exe)
However I have no problem deleting all databases (i have scripts) and intallations and starting completely from scratch... but uninstalling and deleting directories doesn't work.
mysqld --skip-grant-tables --skip-networking
just gives me an error.. service won't start. For that matter the service won't start at all due to some unknown error (1067) even after I remove and reinstall... I think the only answer now is to buy a new laptop.
Thanks for trying.