I have downloaded version 1.7.7 of xampp and am installing it on a desktop with windows xp. When our computer was built, the root drive was assigned to "h" and not "c". When executing the program, the xampp folder was designated to install on drive "h".
While installing xampp, the process did not follow the same flow as on our other machine (with c as the root drive). With our other machine, a "dos-type" window appeared at the end of the installation and before the control panel launched. Once the "dos-type" window disappeared, the control panel launched. When we tried to run Apache, we needed to allow access, which we did. Once that completed, we were able to run Apache (and SQL) with no problems.
With the machine with the "h" root drive, there was no "dos-type" screen that appeared. We can run SQL, but not Apache. When we try to run Apache, we got a busy message and it never runs.
Is there an issue with Apache loading properly because the root is not "c"? Is there something else we can check into - we ran netstat and there does not appear to be a port 80 conflict. Not sure what else to do - and this is the machine where we need the local server.
Thank you for any suggestions!