Database error on registration

Good day everyone,

I was very happy to find csCart, finally I found what I am looking for, I already have mysql & PHP on my server, and when I tried to install cscart, the error " Could not connect to database and Admin email cannot be empty " keeps appearing and I could not do any thing.

I said file let me install XAMPP as they recommended, and here you go, This keeps coming while installation Wizard, I tried every thing I know but no luck, I could not go further.

[COLOR=“Red”]Database error: Incorrect string value: ‘\xAE’ for column ‘description’ at row 1 (1366)

Invalid query: INSERT INTO cscart_shipping_service_descriptions (service_id, description, lang_code) VALUES (‘18’, ‘FedEx 2nd Day®’, ‘EN’)[/COLOR]


File: C:\xampp\htdocs\cscart\core\fn.database.php

Line: 311

Function: db_error

File: C:\xampp\htdocs\cscart\install\core\install.php

Line: 577

Function: db_query

File: C:\xampp\htdocs\cscart\install\core\install.php

Line: 372

Function: fn_parse_sql

File: C:\xampp\htdocs\cscart\install\index.php

Line: 25

Function: include

I hope Someone can help me, as I do not have time to fix any software bug, and I hope its a bug in my Server which i doubt as its running many apps with no issues like joomla.