XAMPP Lite V. 1.7.1 (needed this one for use w Joomla)
Apache is running fine
MySQL refuses to start
When I click on SCM, go to MySQL, and try to start from there, I get - "Windows could not start on local computer - error 1067: the process terminated unexpectedly"
Under properties when i right click in SCM, it says: "C:\DOCS\xampplite-win32-1.7.1_1\xampplite\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe" --defaults-file="C:\DOCS\xampplite-win32-1.7.1_1\xampplite\mysql\bin\my.ini" MySQL
I installed XAMPP in C:/DOCS because my computer would not let me do it in C: - not sure why, I am logged on as admin
In control panel, when I uncheck it and click start, the box reads - MySQL started - port
now, i am getting a box in SCM saying - Windows was unable to query status for service MySQL - the remote connection on local computer has been broken.
the specified service does not exhist as an installed service.
I have to say I am very frustrated, have been trying to fix issues for 2 days now. I cannot completely uninstall the version of XAMPP I originally installed - deleted all folders, but they keep coming back, seemingly empty, but still there.
also, when i save something to my htdocs, it doesn't show up on my local server - i get Object not found error 404
can someone please help???????