how to get a fresh installation of magento without deleting database
This is possible when you are running your magento community edition but unfortunately you are unable to log in as administrator
as your retrieve password is not working.
now the problem is that magento is large in size and you are not in a position to upload it again or first remove it and then upload it again
there follows a simple and quick procedure for getting magento fresh installation.
first go to your magento root directory
go to app
go to etc folder
there you would find local.xml
delete it and type your domain name there in browser now it would lead you for a fresh copy of wordpress