XAMMP aborts installation, finds mysql/apache already there

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XAMMP aborts installation, finds mysql/apache already there

Postby pablo-747 » 20. December 2005 11:00

Hi there

I had a previous installation of XAMMP which I uninstalled and deleted the parent directory.

Now, when I try to install XAMMP again, I get a message saying "apache already installed. abort!" and the same thing for mysql. I've tried searching the hard drive, but there's nothing there.

Help!!

:(
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Postby Wiedmann » 20. December 2005 11:12

which I uninstalled and deleted the parent directory.

You have uninstalled the services also?
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Postby pablo-747 » 20. December 2005 12:20

I used the XAMMP uninstaller. Does this uninstall the services?

How do I check?

Thanks
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Postby Wiedmann » 20. December 2005 12:22

Does this uninstall the services?

I don't know.

How do I check?

Service manager from Windows?
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Postby pablo-747 » 20. December 2005 13:51

Hmm. Nothing in windows Task Manager.

I don't think there is an installation of mysql or apache on my pc. Why does xammp think there is? Any ideas?
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Postby Wiedmann » 20. December 2005 14:02

Nothing in windows Task Manager.

Task Manager != Service Manager

start "services.msc"
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Postby pablo-747 » 20. December 2005 14:11

Wiedmann wrote:
Task Manager != Service Manager

start "services.msc"


:roll: Sorry.

Yes, both apache2 and mysql are in there. Both show a "path to .exe" to a directory that doesn't now exist. Any suggestions on how I can fix this.
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Postby Wiedmann » 20. December 2005 14:24

In a command window (cmd.exe) use sc:
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sc delete [service name]

"[service name]" is the name from "services.msc".
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Postby pablo-747 » 20. December 2005 14:36

Thanks for all your help.

Things look bad, though:

"The specified service does not exist as an installed service" It's in the services list, independent of its .exe file and cannot be removed.

Any ideas?
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Postby Wiedmann » 20. December 2005 14:40

"The specified service does not exist as an installed service"

Your exact command you use?
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Postby pablo-747 » 20. December 2005 14:43

Code: Select all
sc delete [Apache2]


and

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sc delete [mysql]
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Postby Wiedmann » 20. December 2005 14:48

no brackets...
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Postby pablo-747 » 20. December 2005 15:06

Wiedmann wrote:no brackets...


:lol: hahaha
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Postby pablo-747 » 20. December 2005 15:09

hey, that fixed it!!

Thanks so much for your help.

Merry Christmas

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