Sudden Problem Loading XAMPP on Windows Vista

Problems with the Windows version of XAMPP, questions, comments, and anything related.

Sudden Problem Loading XAMPP on Windows Vista

Postby restawhile » 23. March 2010 15:21

Hi, I've done some googling and searches and can't seem to find a problem that mirrors mine, but apologies if I've not looked hard enough.

I have XAMPP installed on my Windows Vista machine and have been using it successfully, until recently.

Following no configuration changes that I can recall, pages accessed at "localhost" (powered by XAMPP) now time out (tried on multiple browsers). There's not an "address not recognised" error, but simply a white space followed by a time out error message.

One thing I have thought could be interfering with XAMPP is an installation of "MonYOG", a MySQL monitoring system that also runs from the localhost address. However, MonYOG runs from "localhost:5555", not simply "localhost". This IS working, but I can't recall testing if both XAMPP and MonYOG simultaneously worked.

I've tried editing the hosts file (as recommended at ... dows-vista) and I've tried copying a file called "msvcp71.dll" to the root XAMPP folder (as recommended at - both to no avail.

Is my problem my a "localhost" clash, or is it something different?

How would one go about solving my problem?
Posts: 1
Joined: 23. March 2010 13:33

Re: Sudden Problem Loading XAMPP on Windows Vista

Postby BigWetDog » 24. March 2010 17:12

Try using the port checker. It sounds as thought you may have something else bound to port 80. Although Apache shouldn't even be starting if that's the case.
User avatar
Posts: 148
Joined: 25. February 2010 15:54

Re: Sudden Problem Loading XAMPP on Windows Vista

Postby JustMe » 24. March 2010 17:43


You might also consider running MSConfig (from the comman prompt). Not only will this show you all the stuff that is running on startup (services, registry, programs/startup, etc. but it will also allow you to temporarily disable them on reboot - so you can temporarily turn off some or all of them to see what might be conflicting with your setup.

A good example is how easy it is to click on the "SVC" button to run any of the modules as a service from the XAMPP Control pannel. It might be that you accidently did something similar with another program that is now running as a service and you don't realize you told it to do so.

And, of course, there is always the chance that this is a result of some spyware/bot that doesn't play well with what you are running.

Hope you find whatever it is.

Posts: 12
Joined: 22. March 2010 20:34

Return to XAMPP for Windows

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 45 guests