This is my first post to the site, so apologies if I'm not expaining myself well enough. I have searched the site, but although I've found cases that look similar, they've not been the same.
I installed XAMPP (1.7.1) about three years ago. Loved it. Thought it was brilliant. Had no problems at all until a recent log-in when I got the message:'You don't have permissions to access the requested object.It is either read-protected or not readable by the server'. I was devastated at first, thinking I'd lost everything, but felt a bit better when I discovered the tables and their data could be recovered.
To cut a long story short, the problem was that current directory (:D/upload/xammp) was different to the install directory (:D/xampp) giving '*** WARNING directory mismatch ('Upload' is a [usually] empty folder where I put scripts,images etc that are going to be uploaded to the net).I've absolutely no idea how several folders from folder'xampp' managed to be copied to folder 'upload'. I did my best to sort it but eventually decided that the best course of action was to save the tables and data folders and uninstall and reinstall with a more up-to-date version.
Unistalling wasn't without problems - the xampp and control folders couldn't be deleted (until I renamed them) and it took a few goes to complete the install (1.7.7), but did so in the end.
However,I can't get Xampp up and running. When I click 'Start' (for Apache) on the control panel (2.5) I get 'Busy...' and then 'ERROR:Apache service not started [-1]'.When I click 'Start' for MySQL I get 'Busy...' and then 'MySQL service started', and then 'Running'is displayed with green background for about a second and then goes away. When I look at Control Panel v.3.0.2 I see "d:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe" seems to be running on port 3306?
I'm aware that I probably haven't given enough information for anyone to completely diagnose the problem, so could anyone tell me where to start? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Last edited by toxteth o'grady
on 22. March 2012 17:20, edited 1 time in total.