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If so then you have other instances installed or running as a service that may be stuck and have not been released (uninstalled services
What appears to be happening is XAMPP components are getting crossed with what ever.
You can check the xampp\apache\logs\error.log
file for any clues also.
After stopping all XAMPP components and uninstalling any XAMPP services you have running, double click on:
to see if all ports that XAMPP requires are free and not being used by your other installed components that are not XAMPP related.
You can also check in the Windows Task Manager for instances of Apache and/or MySql after you have tried to stop all components.
Right click on the Task Bar and select the Task Manager then the Processes tab.
If you think that there is a service that won't uninstall for some reason, follow the instructions in this post:
http://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopi ... 564#111564
There seems to be a wire crossed somewhere.
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