Tried to install WP 3.4.2 on a USB drive with XAMPP lite 1.8.1. At the last step of the process I got the message that the DB needed repairing. Next I edited the wp-config.php so as to give permission for the DB being repaired, as requested. Trying the final installation step once again, I got the message that the DB needed repair, once more, and I was offered alternatives of "repairing" or "repairing and optimizing" the DB. After trying that, I got the following set of messages:
wp_posts: Table 'wordpress.wp_posts' doesn't exist
wp_comments: Table 'wordpress.wp_comments' doesn't exist
wp_links: Table 'wordpress.wp_links' doesn't exist
wp_options: Table 'wordpress.wp_options' doesn't exist
wp_postmeta: Table 'wordpress.wp_postmeta' doesn't exist
wp_term_relationships: Table 'wordpress.wp_term_relationships' doesn't exist
wp_commentmeta: Table 'wordpress.wp_commentmeta' doesn't exist,
and I was told to copy and paste these messages to this forum, as I am doing now. So,I would aprreciate very much if anyone would give any hints.
P.S.: I have a working copy of WP 3.4.1 installed on a USB drive with XAMPP 1.7.1.