XAMPP did not install properly

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XAMPP did not install properly

Postby josephmo » 07. July 2009 11:07

OS: Windows Vista 32

I downloaded the installer xampp-win32-1.7.1-installer.exe and ran it as administrator, I selected to run Apache and MySQL as service. At one point during the install, I saw some message about port 80 being busy. When the install was done, I did http://localhost but I got a blank page (no error message). Opening up the XAMPP Control Panel, I saw that Apache was not running. I clicked on the START button for Apache, in the status section, I saw busy... followed by Apache Started port 80. However, the button next to Apache still said START, indicating to me that it did not really start.

I went to the control panel, and uninstalled everything, re-installed with same results.

Any ideas?
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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby Nobbie » 07. July 2009 13:12

You have another software installed which blocks port 80 (Microsoft IIS, Skype etc.).
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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby josephmo » 07. July 2009 18:55

Thanks. I forgot that I had Skype running.
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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby jmariecharles » 08. July 2009 02:46

My problem is identical to this one. I know this one has been solved, but I don't have skype. I've been everywhere on the internet and skype seems to be a common hurdle for people trying to get access to port 80, but after a search of my computer, skype is not on it. I see that my port 80 is being used by NT Kernel & System. Nothing online shows me how to free up port 80 (when it is being used by NT Kernel & System), so I went into Apache httpd.conf file and changed the listening port to 85. Now I can run Apache, but of course I have to type in localhost:85.
Everything ok to deal with so far....until I went to work with databases in dreamweaver cs3. I go to connect and I get a constant error message. It says to 1. make sure the web server is up and running, or 2. verify the ODBC DSN exists on the testing server. Is me using port 85 causing all of this? And with using port 85, it still shows port 80 in the Apache control panel. Is that ok? Please help! I feel like there's no hope for me since I have Vista x64.
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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby glitzi85 » 09. July 2009 13:02

What happens, if you open http://localhost or http://127.0.0.1? Open up a command line and execute this command:

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netstat -anop tcp

Then search the line like this:

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TCP    0.0.0.0:80             0.0.0.0:0              LISTENING       xxxx

The line will maybe look different, important is that you look for port 80 and a LISTENING line, not connected or wait or something else! In the last column there is a pid, look in the task manager for this pid, what process is it?

Port 80 in the control panel is hard coded, just ignore.

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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby jmariecharles » 11. July 2009 15:29

Hi,
I ran the command and it says "listening" for port 80. then I went into the task manager and it says the program using that PID is "NT Kernel & system."
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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby glitzi85 » 12. July 2009 19:29

Did you run the XAMPP Portcheck? Maybe there is a more specific output. I think NT Kernel & system should be the IIS Server. Did you try to open http://127.0.0.1?

I just now realized that you have a problem with an Database server. What type of DB does Dreamwaver expect? Did you set up the ODBC-Connection?

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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby jmariecharles » 12. July 2009 22:16

Hi,
I ran the XAMPP portcheck with no help.
I did put in http://127.0.0.1 and a blank white page loaded.
How can I find out what DB Dreamweaver expects? Is there someplace I can look?
I'm not sure how to do the ODBC connection. Can I find instructions somewhere?

Thanks a bunch,
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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby glitzi85 » 13. July 2009 09:37

What OS do you have?
Please download ProcessExplorer from Technet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysi ... 96653.aspx
just unzip and run the ProcessExplorer. Search for the PID and check in the properties for the path.

Regarding DW i have no idea. I do not work with such tools.

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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby jmariecharles » 14. July 2009 14:30

Hi,
I have Windows Vista x64. Do you think XAMPP works with my OS? If it doesn't, I can stop trying and banging my head against the wall!

Thanks!
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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby Dave A » 14. July 2009 15:26

i'm having the same problem in that i can't get apache to run. i followed your instructions about command prompt and get the following results:
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tcp 0.0.0.0.135   listeneing   1036
tcp0.0.0.0.0 445  listening    4
tcp 99.245.251.180:139   listening 0.0.0.0  listening  4
tcp 99.245.251.180:1191    24.153.19.152:80  time wait  0
tcp same as above but :1191 74.125.95.139:80  close wait  288
tcp same as above   209.85.225.101:80  close wait 288


haven't got a clue what it means .. i hope you do?
went to task manager and nothing ..xampp was running
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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby Wiedmann » 14. July 2009 16:39

i can't get apache to run

Start Apache with the batchfile and read the error message.
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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby Dave A » 14. July 2009 17:33

so, thanks for ur reply .. u've been a great help thus far .. i hope u can continue helping.
i ran batch file and it said:
cannot start service:1
see Net helpmsg 3547
searched for it but didn't find anything. i hope u can help. i did have wamp installed but uninstalled it. but when i run apache monitor it still shows up. i'm going to restart pc.
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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby Wiedmann » 14. July 2009 18:15

cannot start service:1

I guess you have executed the batchfile for installing the Apache service, not that one for starting the Apache server?
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Re: XAMPP did not install properly

Postby Dave A » 14. July 2009 18:57

my mistake sorry, where do i find the batch file for starting apache. i looked in apache ..oops found it and am running it one error closing tag for vhost was vhos. corrected it and now will re try xampp. no go but i'll try restarting pc.
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