I recently downloaded xampp for the first time in a while. The installation was very smooth with no errors but when I tried to start the apache service it went on and off quickly or sometimes never displayed that it was working. I can start other services such as mysql but not apache. I then looked at a few tutorials on the internet about this, did some netstats and tasklists in command prompt, and I found out that 'System Idle Process' was listening on port 80, the port apache needs, with a process id of 0.
Is there anything I can do to free up this port or have system idle process run on another port because its annoying having to upload my php scripts to a server and run them though that. Any help?