Pern wrote:i did a full install of xampp on an xp box
i have xampp on before and was using just fine just wanted new stuff
What XAMPP version?
Did you do a complete uninstall of your old xampp version first as per the instructions in the readme_en.txt file and on the XAMPP For Windows home page?
Pern wrote:i fired up my webserver and the default html dir works fine
You typed http://localhost
in your browser and got the XAMPP Demo Page and all the demos you clicked on in the side menu worked?
Pern wrote:the vhosted sites ive made the php is broken
works fine for thngslike echo'helo world"
Without seeing your httpd-vhosts.conf file we can only guess what the problems are.
Please try and include as much detail as possible when requesting help in these forums.