Thanks for you help. This following is what I put in the my.cnf in C:\
Note that I tried uncommenting the line socket=MySQL and it did not change
# Example mysql config file.
# Copy this file to c:\my.cnf to set global options
# One can use all long options that the program supports.
# Run the program with --help to get a list of available options
# This will be passed to all mysql clients
# Here is entries for some specific programs
# The following values assume you have at least 32M ram
# The MySQL server
set-variable = key_buffer=16M
set-variable = max_allowed_packet=1M
set-variable = thread_stack=128K
set-variable = flush_time=1800
# Uncomment the following row if you move the MySQL distribution to another
#basedir = d:/mysql/
set-variable = max_allowed_packet=16M
>I am sorry this didn't work for you. I had the exact same problem when
>I upgraded and I corrected it by adding a my.cnf. Perhaps a variable in
>the my.cnf is incorrect for some reason. Send me a copy of yours and I
>will take a look at it.
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