I just installed XAMPP and was attempting to test my installation of Apache. Under the XAMPP Control Panel, I clicked the start button next to Apache. The green bar indicating "running" appears briefly and stops. Performed this task multiple time with the same results. I opened my services control panel on my desktop by entering "services.msc" in the run window under the start menu. I attempted to start the Apache service from there, but it stops soon after it starts. I get the following message after it fails to start:
"The Apache 2.2 service on you local computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they have not work to do, for example, the Performance Logs and Alert service."
MySQL and Filezilla start and remain active, so the problem is isolated to the Apache install. I am unable to access http:/localhost in my browser to test the server. I have searched previous post and either could not find a solution that worked for me or was applicable to my circumstance. Any help would be greatly appreciated.