Yesterday was a nightmare, I was pulling my hair out due to the inability of PHP and MySQL to communicate. After a sound nights sleep it took me nearly 30 minutes to achieve what I spent all day doing yesterday.
It seems that wamp stores a php.ini in its /apache2/ folder, even though I was editing the one that resides in /windows/system/ , obviously with no effect at all. Mai bpen rai (never mind) as the thai's would say. I will mayby do a tutorial.post on it one of these days.