Valerie, have you tried using the new version 3 control panel instead of the older default version 2.5* as it has more features with a more informative log window:C:\xampp\xampp-control-3-beta.exe
You can, if you wish, create a shortcut on your desktop for easy access.
First though Stop MySQL and any other components running in the older Control Panel and Exit the older panel before running CP3.
If you then click on the Netstat
button it will tell you what is using port 80 and port 443 that Apache needs and the log window is more informative.
You can also use the xampp-shell
button to run the inetmgr
In some Windows systems they also use the term World Wide Publishing
as well as IIS
(Internet Information Service).Valerie, I should also mention that you should be logged into Vista as an administrator but if not then right click on files and shortcuts and select to Run as administrator, especially those in XAMPP including the control panels.
Sorry I don't use Vista but try this from the xampp-shell # command prompt type inetmgr
The full sequence.
1 - open inetmgr (see above)
2 - expand your computer
3 - expand sites
4 - right-click the default web site
5 - select stop (XP)
6 - manage web site --> select stop (Vista/Win7)
Here is another method:http://forums.iis.net/p/1150139/1872824.aspx
Finally try a reboot after making all these changes tou have made to your system settings.
Valeries wrote:In case this is relevant, my host file contains the lines
127.0.0.1 localhost loopback
You can if you wish comment out IPv6 localhost entry and the add a comment to the 127.0.0.1 like so:
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127.0.0.1 localhost # loopback
# ::1 localhost
This may prevent possible issues down the track.
Best wishes Valerie.