XAMPP 1.7.7 and Windows 7 problems

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XAMPP 1.7.7 and Windows 7 problems

Postby wt4bm » 03. January 2012 07:15

I installed xampp 1.7.7 on my computer on Windows 7 and it seems to be not working. the problems are:

- I need to access the htdocs via "" because localhost is not recognised. it says "oops localhost cant be found"
- mysql status is deactivated but on the xampp control panel appears to be running. when I try to access the PHPmyadmin the message I get is "not responding or wrongly configured"

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Windows 7 problems

Postby Sharley » 03. January 2012 07:21

Open C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS file by dragging into an open text editor and make sure you have this line as the first line after the comments
Code: Select all localhost
If you edit the file then save it and try http://localhost again.

Also read the \xampp\apache\logs\error.log file for any clues when you are presented with a server error.

You did install xampp into the default C:\ drive so you have C:\xampp as the installation folder?

You could use the version 3 control panel found in the xampp installation folder:

The latest version download link is in my signature.
Simply extract all the files from the archive to the xampp installation folder and overwrite when asked.
Then right click the exe file to run as administrator and to create a shortcut to the desktop, for example, for easier access.
This version has a more detailed log window and more features - make sure you Exit the older 2.5 version before starting this version.

New users can find self help by reading these first:
readme_en.txt file in the xampp folder.

Some useful reading that may help you help us to find suitable solutions:
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Re: Windows 7 problems

Postby gpsinti » 03. January 2012 23:08

After a lost weekend.
My problem was caused by SQL Server 2008, which was started by ACT.
When I did not allow ACT to start in my Win7 64bit, XAMPP Apache came up as did Mysql. Now I can get on with Wordpress.
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