Problems loading[SOLVED]

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Problems loading[SOLVED]

Postby SirChick » 16. August 2007 23:05

I have had to re-install my Xampp recently and it said that some ports were already being used, but there are no programs using the ports other than Xampp itself.
If i load up the control panel and click "admin", it says "started" in the display but then it gets grayed out and unclickable, and nothing loads?

What do i need to do to fix this, i've uninstalled and re-install many times to try fix this but it doesn't work.
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Postby Izzy » 16. August 2007 23:39

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.

Try this:
Close/Exit the control panel after stopping any running components.

Open a command prompt:
Click on start>Run...
Type cmd.exe
Click OK

If it's MySQL that is stuck, type:
sc delete mysql
Hit Enter

If it's Apache that is stuck, type:
sc delete apache2
Hit Enter

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: ... 967#103967

The DeskTopXampp launch control for XAMPP and XAMPPlite (DTX.exe)
is available here:

I highly recommend DTX.
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Postby SirChick » 17. August 2007 12:58

sorry for the delay.

the ports are:

80 or 443 (SSL)

it works now , thanks for the help
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