I reinstalled xampp and changed Listen to 8080 in httpd.conf and changed Listen to 4499 in the httpd-ssl.conf as was suggested when installing iis sql server and apache on the same machine.
Well that seemed to work except that when I go into apache admin and click on status, all components say "deactivated". I don't know if this is good or bad. I can still do sql tasks just fine.
My latest problem is I changed my root password in config.inc.php and also from the phpmyadmin. Now I can not bring up phpmyadmin, I get the message #1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO). Does the "deactivated" status have anything to do with this? I can still access the mysql client from root using the new password I set. I'm confused. Any help would be appreciated.