webmosher wrote:I hadn't realized that you are running Windows 98. Something on your system is preventing ports from being allocated to the web server. Specifically, it looks like the Secure HTTP port 443 is either in use, or is being blocked. Likely culprits:
1) Firewall software is blocking the port allocation.
2) Anti-virus software is blocking.
3) You already have a server using that port. Do you have IIS or MS Personal Web Server installed?
Hope this helps...
Well I haven't got those two things from point 3. BTW, what is IIS?
It looks like it may very well be points 1 & 2, but it's late here and I am very tired so I'll have to investigate this tomorrow with a clear head!
Thanks again for your help.
k0rrupt_0ne wrote:Hi i just had the exact same problem as you do. I found out that in my case it was a program called "Skype" that was using the same port as xampp. Once i shut it down it worked straight away. Maybe try that. Close some programs and see if it's that.
Hope you get it going again.
Hmm, haven't got anything called "Skype" on my computer but I'll give your suggestion a go tomorrow. Thanks for the tip!