I'm new to this stuff, so please bare with me.
I'm running a windows 2000 pro box, using Apache 2.0.52. I originally installed mySQL 4.0.21, php 4.3.9 and wordpress 1.2 and got it all working. Then I immediately decided that I wanted to go with mySQL 4.1.7 because it looked like it would be easier to work with and I wanted to move the database off fro mteh default location. So I deleted / uninstalled everything and started again.
So now I'm trying to get this going using mySQL 4.1.7 and PHP 5.0.2. I can get phpmyadmin going with no problems, able to create and manipulate the database. However, when I try to install wordpress, I get a page telling me that it was unable to connect to the database. I've tried with the most recent wordpress build, 1.2 and 1.2.1 without any success. The best guess that I can make is that 4.1.7 only likes php connections that use the php_mysqli extension set, and WordPress doesn't currently support this.
Any help would be appreciated