Which ports and what programs are on these ports please?
You may still have some traces in your registry of your old XAMPP installation that are stuck.
Close/Exit the control panel after stopping any running components.
Open a command prompt:
Click on start>Run...
If it's MySQL that is stuck, type:
sc delete mysql
If it's Apache that is stuck, type:
sc delete apache2
Start the control panel again and try start your components.
Then try and visit http://localhost
in your browser.
BTW - sc
stands for sc.exe
service control and will delete any stray services that won't shut down by any normal means.
Microsoft explains the Service Controller Commands here
Take a look at the new DeskTopXampp
launch control posted by ridgewood
http://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopi ... 967#103967
launch control for XAMPP
is available here:
I highly recommend DTX.