Yes I did have the installer xampp version but had uninstalled and deleted folders and shortcuts from start up program and program files. Since, I deleted the extracted xampp zip folder files and shortcuts, downloaded again and extracted to C: program files. After Apache is run, the console has the message "Apache is starting", and displays as running in the control panel. In the control panel after starting Apache and SQL, "directory mismatch" displays.? No service boxes have been ticked in the control panel. The only page I can connect to right now is the start page in http://localhost/xampp
. All other addresses give the error page. From xampp portcheck all ports appear as free, only port 80 and 443 are taken by Apache and 3306 by SQL. Also sometimes SQL does'nt stop running using mysql.close.bat or selecting stop?.