I had apache friends 1.3 a few weeks back.
I stopped all services, uninstalled the services (apache & mysql) and then deleted the folder (which by then was located at c:\xampp).
Now I installed, a week or so ago, version 1.4.3 on a differente folder, c:\apachefriends\xampp\ (default), my previous version was pointing its Root Folder to d:\Mis webs (it's a secondary drive, not a cd-rom). The new version, when installed, was setup to use the default httdocs folder (c:\apachefriends\xampp\httdocs).
However, when I run apache, there is a conflict on it, which makes it try to open the web folders that were located on the d: drive (d:\Mis webs) instead of the current location.
I tried uninstalling/installing and nothing. Also, when I put the web folders in the previous location, to test it, it loads fine, except that doesn't load all the images.