I ran "mysqlshow -u root -p" on the command prompt in windows 7. When I input the password it returns an error: "Can't connect to MySQL server on 'localhost' (10061)". I read this article: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/windows-troubleshooting.html, and it was mentioned to find an error log (.err) in C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\data. The directory exists but there is no log file.
Any help or suggestions is appreciated.