I have just installed the latest XAMPP on an x64 Windows7 machine into the C:\XAMPP\xampp folder, I want to use it to practise SQL and test my ODBC program (I have to hand it in by dec. 5, so it's kind of urgent as well), but Apache is trying hard to prevent me from this. With svc boxes unchecked, it starts fine, but if I try to open any admin page (like localhost/xampp or localhost/phpmyadmin) it crashes out. If I check svc, it doesnt even start.
I don't get any error messages, but I have my apache error.log full of stuff like this:
[Sat Nov 27 15:10:31 2010] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Sat Nov 27 15:10:31 2010] [notice] Digest: done
[Sat Nov 27 15:10:32 2010] [notice] Apache/2.2.14 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.14 OpenSSL/0.9.8l mod_autoindex_color PHP/5.3.1 mod_apreq2-20090110/2.7.1 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.1 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Sat Nov 27 15:10:32 2010] [notice] Server built: Nov 11 2009 14:29:03
[Sat Nov 27 15:10:32 2010] [crit] (22)Invalid argument: Parent: Failed to create the child process.
[Sat Nov 27 15:10:32 2010] [crit] (OS 6)A leíró érvénytelen. : master_main: create child process failed. Exiting.
[Sat Nov 27 15:11:02 2010] [notice] Parent: Forcing termination of child process 36
( "A leíró érvénytelen" means something like handle is invalid)
The port checker app says I have all the required ports free, I don't have skype or IIS, nor any server programs other than xampp, I have admin privileges and I always start XAMPP in admin mode.
Thanks for any help.