How to Start Over if Your Installation is Interrupted

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This lesson will show you how to recover and start over if your installation is interrupted.

If the installation script is interrupted, your database may be corrupted. If this happens, it is important to start fresh in order to have a clean, working, Drupal installation. This lesson will show you how to start fresh so that the installation script can run from start to finish.

  1. Delete the corrupted database.
    • From the command line type:
      mysqladmin -u username -p drop databasename
    • OR with phpMyAdmin:
      1. Log in as the root user.
      2. Select your Drupal database.
      3. Click "Drop".
  2. Re-create the database using the instructions at
  3. Re-run the installation script.

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