I downloaded 0.2.4c from another mirror site, and there were no errors in the ZIP file. However, the problem was definitely the 'download manager' I used, because there was another file I downloaded, ....... same problem.
Unzipped 0.2.4c, started up MySQL, started Apache, and I can use WAMPP on that computer okay, all the functions on the main "WAMPP" menu worked, and also I can access it from another computer.
So, it's running just fine, will try the debugger again soon.
There were a few messages from MYSQL, about optimising things, but I will read up on that later.
The only file I can't find, is this:
can someone tell me what commands I should place in a BAT file, to shutdown Apache please.
Many thanks for all your help,