I've run XAMPP for 1 1/2 years now. I just upgraded to 1.7.1, and now I can't run Apache. It starts, then goes out after two-three seconds. I got it to run after uninstalling & reinstalling it, until the next reboot, when it again failed to run. In between, I also installed & uninstalled the Zend Server, but that seems to be gone from my system now. Also, I tried to change the apache port by changing to Listen 187 in httpd.conf, but when xampp launches apache, it still says "Apache started [port 80]" and closes.
What I've done:
** I've run all port checking software I could, TCPView, xampp-portcheck, netstat, and others. There appears to be nothing on port 80.
** I've opened a command shell and run apache_start.bat from the command line. Again, it starts and exits, with no error messages.
** I've uninstalled, rebooted, reinstalled, rebooted, tried to change the Apache port in httpd.conf (which seems not to work), and now I'm stumped....
Any ideas? I'm desperate; I've wasted 2 days on this now and I'm not closer to a solution.