Start button not changing to stop

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Start button not changing to stop

Postby GeorgieBrown » 18. November 2009 13:49

Hi
I have installed XAMPP in Windows XP environment. The control panel seems to work but when I press the 'start' buttons for Apache and MySQL a message comes up with each 'Busy...Apache started' and 'Busy...My Sql started' but the buttons do not change to 'stop' as indicated. The FileZilla and Mercury buttons change to 'stop'.
When I try and test the server by typing in http://localhost/ as indicated - IE comes up with a cannot find server message.
Appreciate any help - thanks.
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Re: Start button not changing to stop

Postby Wiedmann » 18. November 2009 14:09

but when I press the 'start' buttons for Apache and MySQL a message comes up with each 'Busy...Apache started' and 'Busy...My Sql started' but the buttons do not change to 'stop' as indicated.

Something in e.g. the Apache "error.log"?
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Re: Start button not changing to stop

Postby GeorgieBrown » 18. November 2009 14:54

message in the error log is "httpd.exe: Syntax error on line 35 of C:/xampp/xampp/apache/conf/httpd.conf: ServerRoot must be a valid directory"
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Re: Start button not changing to stop

Postby GeorgieBrown » 18. November 2009 15:12

I think line 35 is : ServerRoot "/xampp/apache"
I installed the program into C:/xampp - should I have just installed it to C:/ ??
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Re: Start button not changing to stop

Postby Wiedmann » 18. November 2009 17:40

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Syntax error on line 35 of C:/xampp/xampp/apache/conf/httpd.conf

I installed the program into C:/xampp

You have installed XAMPP with the EXE and there was no error during the setup script?
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Re: Start button not changing to stop

Postby GeorgieBrown » 19. November 2009 11:45

Thanks for your help Weidmann. In the end I decided to uninstall it all and start again. This time I used the installation through the 'mirror' link and selected C:\programfiles to install to. Don't know what difference this should make - but it all works now thank goodness!
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