By this time I have several different versions of php.ini scattered over my disk (excluding the distributed and recommended versions). My last addition of Zend Studio Client/Server was probably done incorrectly by me such that I received a "You don't appear to have the mysql extension installed, exiting" message when I attempted to access the appropriate page using IE6 browser, which had worked previously. I reviewed Zend's "Adding Support for PHP 5" at www.zend.com/support/knowledgebase.php/ ... iew_only=1 which suggested that that extension_dir may be the problem.
When prompted during installation, I responded that php.ini was in the C:\Windows directory and that may have broken the XAMPP for Windows installation. I also have copies of php.ini in the following directories:
C:\PHP\BACKUP (39 KB)
C:\xampp\php (43 KB)
C:\apachefriends\xampp\xampp\php (43 KB)
C:\apachefriends\xampp\xampp\apache\bin (43 KB)
C:\Program Files\Zend\ZendStudioClient-4.0.2\bin\5 (1 KB)
According to phpinfo() the last is the active php.ini file. Apache is installed at C:\apachefriends\xampp\xampp\apache.
Whether I caused the problem or Zend Studio installation interferes with a prior XAMPP installation of Windows is less important than knowing how I can correct the situation. Can anybody suggest a correction so that I can reach my web pages through the browser?