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Apache is blocked and MYSQL won't start...

PostPosted: 06. June 2013 23:27
by Lineventer
So I've been going back and forth for the past three days attempting to run Apache and Mysql using XAMPP. I have downloaded the latest version of XAMPP into the generic C:\ folder, but I'm using Vista so I'm sure its causing a problem. I had removed all other XAMPP, MYSQL, and Apache files and programs using regedit before downloading the latest XAMPP 1.8.1-0. I already stopped Skype from using port 80. After installation, I run the XAMPP control panel and I get this:
2:08:06 PM [main] Initializing Control Panel
2:08:06 PM [main] Windows Version: Windows Vista SP2 64-bit
2:08:06 PM [main] XAMPP Version: 1.8.1
2:08:06 PM [main] Control Panel Version: 3.1.0 3.1.0 [ Compiled: September 20th 2012 ]
2:08:06 PM [main] Running with Administrator rights - good!
2:08:06 PM [main] XAMPP Installation Directory: "c:\xampp\"
2:08:06 PM [main] Checking for prerequisites
2:08:06 PM [main] All prerequisites found
2:08:06 PM [main] Initializing Modules
2:08:06 PM [Apache] Problem detected!
2:08:06 PM [Apache] Port 80 in use by "system"!
2:08:06 PM [Apache] Apache WILL NOT start without the configured ports free!
2:08:06 PM [Apache] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application
2:08:06 PM [Apache] or reconfigure Apache to listen on a different port
2:08:06 PM [mysql] MySQL Service detected with wrong path
2:08:06 PM [mysql] Change XAMPP MySQL settings or
2:08:06 PM [mysql] Uninstall/disable the other service manually first
2:08:06 PM [mysql] Found Path: "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\bin\mysqld" --defaults-file="C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1\my.ini" MySQL
2:08:06 PM [mysql] Expected Path: c:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe --defaults-file=c:\xampp\mysql\bin\my.ini mysql
2:08:06 PM [main] Starting Check-Timer
2:08:06 PM [main] Control Panel Ready

This happens after I try to run Apache again:
2:13:08 PM [Apache] Attempting to start Apache app...
2:13:08 PM [Apache] Status change detected: running
2:13:11 PM [Apache] Status change detected: stopped
2:13:11 PM [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
2:13:11 PM [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
2:13:11 PM [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
2:13:11 PM [Apache] Check the "/xampp/apache/logs/error.log" file
2:13:11 PM [Apache] and the Windows Event Viewer for more clues

Then I tried to start MYSQL and this happened:
2:13:55 PM [mysql] Attempting to start MySQL service...

Any and all advice is welcomed!!!