good i uninstalled apache service and xampp and reinstalled xampp. now i've got all services running and when i go to https.127.0.0.1 i get the following warning:
The site's security certificate is not trusted!
You attempted to reach 127.0.0.1, but the server presented a certificate issued by an entity that is not trusted by your computer's operating system. This may mean that the server has generated its own security credentials, which Google Chrome cannot rely on for identity information, or an attacker may be trying to intercept your communications. You should not proceed, especially if you have never seen this warning before for this site.
so what now? any help would be great as i'm a real newbie and old.