Radostus wrote:First of all check out who is using your port 3360 possibly with a portchecker.
After that try to stop that service and prevent it from running at startup.
Reinstall XAMPP in the same folder as the first time(just overwrite it).
If the error occurs again check if the service you just stopped ist running again and stop it if so.
Then go back to the installation and click on back just to get to the last step and reclick on continue to retry the start of mySQL.
This could solve your problem, if so or if not please tell us
Thanks Sharley, followed your queue and still saw wamp in my c://wamp .Executed the code, and now wamp is deleted. Xampp installs perfectly now as I have said above but it does not load all the same. Its the same infinite loading. Checked the links, still yet to get a real solution.Sharley wrote:Try using the new version 3 Control Panel which gives a better idea of what is going on and has many more control features:
Click on the Netstat button to see what is using the ports that XAMPP requires exclusively like 3306, 80 and 443.
Although it is named as a beta version it is actually well tested and just about all known bugs have been addressed by the author Stephen:
You can paste in forum code tags the log file window with the details if you can't understand them.Did you uninstall WAMPP completely before installing XAMPP?
Your issue sounds similar to this posts where the MySQL service of WAMPP is still installed and needs to be removed from the registry as it is hogging port 3306.
How to open a command prompt in Win7 as Administrator:
The command to use to get rid of the WAMPP instance of MySQL is:
sc delete "mysql"
This procedure is safe and has been used on these forums for years to remove sticky services for Apache. MySQL and Filezilla all with great success.
NOT everybody smokes pot on a daily basis,most of us that purchase systems are actually focused in one way or the other (can't speak for the hackers
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