fstorr <mailto:fffrancis at fstorr.demon.co.uk> wrote: Have you tried logging in via the command line and performing the same actions? This can help clarify where the problem lies, either in mysql itself or with phpmyadmin. Have you tried restarting mysql also? And... This is a little off (this) topic, but you may be interested in not using phpMyAdmin at all and instead using MySQL Control Center (desktop based GUI) available freely from the MySQL website. (http://www.mysql.com/products/mysqlcc/index.html) I have a very slow machine running MySQL and phpMyAdmin would sometimes take 3-4 minutes to load a query. With MySQL Control Center it is almost instant. Chris.