I'm completely new to the project and I don't have any knowledge about php or databases but I managed to install and run XAMPP once having the following problem (I couldn't find an answer to that in the forum).
When I run Control Panel in order to activate Apache, there is a message in the message window at the bottom:
Current Directory: E:/xampp
***Warning: Directory Mismatch***
I installed XAMPP 1.6.2 for windows (i have XP) few minutes ago and when I run control panel for the first time, everything worked fine. Having the error now displayed, I can't activate anything and Apache refuses to be activated. I haven't move the xampp folder at all so I really don't understand if there is my fault anywhere.