Hi Izzy thanks for coming to help.(OS 10048)Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted. : make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:80
no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs
is what I read in the error log ...
This would seem to be related to the port 80 problem with skype. Well, i have specifically instructed skype to look for alternate ports, and sykpe is closed anyway.
When I try to run apache from the local service list, it does try (and gets about 10% of the way along the green loading bar) but then it hangs and I get a dialog box telling me to refer to the service vendor and cite "service-specific code error 1"
the entry in the local service list for Apache has as the path to its exe:
"C:\xampp\xampp\apache\bin\httpd.exe" -k runservice
and it does offer me some other options for starting that service eg manual and disabled as well as some further options in the management console for starting from the command line. But I am reluctant to go there until I have heard your thoughts.