Hi, even though I'm new to this forum, I've been using XAMPP for years.
It never gave me any important trouble, as I can recall. Now I'm stumped because something is blocking mysql to start. When I press the Mysql Start button, the green message "Running" appears, but in less than a second it's gone.
I've checked all the running processes in the Task Administrator, and no process including the text "mysql" is being executed. I've also checked the Services manager, but there is only one service called MySQL_ZendServer51, which was supposedly installed by some PHP IDE, and it's stopped, and it has manual setup to be executed. I also unistalled XAMPP, downloaded last version (1.7.4) and installed it, keeping the htdocs and mysql folders.
So, what else could I do without uninstalling the IDE's? (I've got too many installed: Netbeans, PHPDesigner the ones I use, and a few more).