May I ask you for help, please?
I used XAMPP 1.7.7 without problems for 2 months on Win XP SP3.
Recenty I decided to change standard 80 port to something like 8001.
I did all instructions, but when I tried to "start" Apache from the control panel, it told "Busy" and refused to start. Apache's log file is empty. I opened new control panel(version 3.0.2). This new control panel writes that:
[apache] Starting apache app...
[main] Executing "d:\xampp\apache"
But the browser still can not open my local website. And the log is still empty. I tried to ping the website's address but without success.
Also I changed port back(to 80), closed Skype. I run command " netstat -an | find /i "listening" " to check which ports are in use. All ports I had assigned to XAMPP and 80 were free. I did reboot several times.