This is a solution that worked for me. IIS had port 80 and Apache could not get it.
Without getting into all the frustrations of the problem (2 days) of fighting it. One Google search, 1o minutes to fix it.
If there is a better solution let me know.
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12-23-2003, 12:22 AM
Or you could do this:
To stop IIS: in XP
enter cmd from run
The enter: net stop iisadmin
Enter yes to the dependencies question
Then once it is all done, IIS will be offline.
(I installed Apache here and it worked!!!)
Then to restart it IIS,
net start iisadmin
net start w3svc
And if you have apache installed as a service, just do net start/stop apache to start and stop it.
(Monitor please post this on your "Apache start problems" page, Skype was not the issue with me it was IIS was.) I restarted IIS and now both Apache and IIS work!