Hello! I have just installed XAMPP 1.7.4 and installed Joomla 1.7.3 - everything basically working OK.
BUT if I STOP Apache using the XAMPP control panel or apache_stop.bat Windows XP immediately shuts down and then restarts.
Apache and MySQL are not running as services (i.e. the Svc checkbox is not ticked) - I'm a noob so not sure about this setting.
I've searched the forums and can't find any info about Windows shutting down in this way - I'd be most grateful for any help anyone can offer me!