I have similar problems:
Though I am using Vista. My installation worked before, version 1.6.6a. And I have not used it for about a year, and coming back to it, I can not open the http://localhost/xampp/ page, the error message says:
Failed to Connect
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost....
I click on the apache_start.bat file, the window says:
Please close this command only for Shutdown
Apache 2 is starting...
(OS 10048) Normally an address can only be used once. :make_sock:
could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:80
no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs
Apache could not be started
press any key to continue....
Meanwhile the Xampp control panel shows both Apache and mysql are running.
In windows task manager, with apache_start.bat running i see 2 "apache.exe" , no "httpd.exe", one "msqld-nt.exe".
At this point, with the .bat file still running, I still can not see the http://localhost/xampp/ or the http://localhost/xampp/splash.php page.
Please help. Thanks.
I also don't understand what you meant by
It looks like you have also installed the Windows services:
- stop Apache /MySQL (if they are running with the batchfile)
- delete the services (e.g. with "sc")
- reinstall the services