It sounds as though you've made a mess of things. Presumably if you're
using WinMySQLAdmin, you're on Windows, although I've only ever come
across the socket problem on Mac OS X or Linux.
One thing you can try is this (assuming you're on Windows):
Open a Windows Command Prompt window
Type the following commands:
mysqladmin -p -u root -h 127.0.0.1 shutdown
Enter your MySQL root password when prompted.
That should close down MySQL. You can then try restarting it.
If that doesn't work, you should completely uninstall MySQL and start
all over again.
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