I've installed the xampp-win32-1.7.4-VC6-Installer.exe package (seemingly successfully) on my Win Vista64 OS. The Xampp Control Panel (XCP) window shows itself OK, and seems to work fine for all it's apps except Apache. Using the XCP, when I attempt to start Apache, it reports: "busy, Apache services started"... However, the main XCP window never displays the "Running" status on the Apache line, nothing is showing in my browsers at 127.0.0.1, and my system process list doesn't show any instances of httpd running.
I experimented with the "services" functionality: I selected the services option for Apache, recycled the XCP app, went into my Vista services window, found the tab/entry for the Apache 2.2 service (which was dormant... offering me only the "Start" option). I attempted to Start it... an error message quickly returned suggesting that I read more about it over in the system error log. There, the error message read:
"The Apache2.2 service terminated with service-specific error 1 (0x1)."
Does anyone have any ideas what my challenge here might be?
(I'm simultaneously looking for the source code for this embedded Apache 2.2 version within the xampp-win32-1.7.4-VC6-Installer.exe package to determine what local settings of mine might cause the error 1.)
Any thoughts will be helpful of course. Thank you!