Had massive issues installing XAMPP today. I've tried numerous possible solutions, but none of them worked. Most issues and solution outlines are outlined here, in a blog post I found: http://www.jerrytravis.com/?p=268&cpage
^ The user in question seems to be suffering the same problem as me. Unfortunately his for me his solution hasn't worked for me.
I'm installing on a completely fresh machine (Win XP64), with newly updated software. This includes MS updates - which I fear may have something to do with my installation problems. If this is the case then there's a likelihood we'll be seeing many more similar posts to this one springing up over the coming weeks.
At present I'm just thinking about what I'm missing out of my setup from the last time I setup XAMPP - local testing server - on my machine. Presently I'm gathering the latest drivers for my hardware (shouldn't really have anything to do with things), and wondering if my MS updates have failed to install a .net framework on my machine...?
Is the .net framework essential for use of XAMPP??