Thanks Wo1f.i forgot to say before, im running Apache 2.0/MySql 4.1.11/php 4.3.11/phpbb 2.0.14
I followed the advice in that thread - my config.ini was blank so i copied the info but inserting my details where needed. That didnt work.
So i got the mysqladmin gui application and created a new user and moved the privileges to that user. I then changed the config.ini to reflect the new users details. It still wont work. Same error message.
I read the post where the guy linked in his sig to here - http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/old-client.html
- but im not sure what i'd be doing there. The guy in the thread says he went from 4.1 to version 4.0 of mysql and it worked.
Would you suggest that I do the same?