I run windows vista 64 bit Home premium sp2 and have both IIS and XAMPP loaded on my system. So long as I stop IIS then I can start Apache and everything works.
This weekend I tried to install Microsoft Webmatrix as it supports Drupal and DotNetNuke, assuming tha tI could stop IIS to run Apache as before. The install didn't seem to work, so I uninstalled it.
I have successfully (I think) completed a system restore to a point before I tried to load Webmatrix. However, even though I can stop IIS I cannot load Apache from the Xampp control centre!
In hindsight it was stupid of me to trust a Microsoft product but hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Short of a complete rebuild (and I have tried installing the latest version of Xampp) can anyone suggest a solution that enables me to retain the databases that I have set up on MySQL?