Tonk wrote:Both Mysql and Apache do not start.
I succesfully installed xampp 1.7.1 But if I click on Start I get a green sign Running for 5 secs. It then disappears.
When ever you have this type of problem try and start Apache using the apache_start.bat file as it will give you a message why it can't start, also mysql_start.bat file will also give you the reason for it not wanting to start.
Paste the message here by using the Edit menu found after you click on the little icon top left of the console window.
Tonk wrote:from teh Apache Error log:
[alert] (OS 11001)Host unknown. : mod_unique_id: unable to find IPv4 address of "DELL_?ON"
The reference to IPv4 may mean that the Windows Hosts file needs some attention.
Go to C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\Hosts
file and open it in your text editor (in Vista right click on the Notepad link and select to run as administrator which will eliminate an error when trying to save the Hosts file).
Find this line:::1 localhost
Comment it out so it looks like this:# ::1 localhost
Make sure that you now have these 2 lines at the beginning of the uncommented section of your Hosts file:127.0.0.1 localhost
# ::1 localhost
Save the file and then try and start Apache and MySQL again.
When asking for support please include your OS as different Windows versions may have different techniques for effecting remedies.