I am new with XAMPP. I have Apache and MySQL running OK. When I click to start Tomcat, I get the following:
11:58:26 AM [Tomcat] Tomcat Started/Stopped with errors, return code: 255
11:58:26 AM [Tomcat] Make sure you have Java JDK or JRE installed and the required ports are free
11:58:26 AM [Tomcat] Check the "/xampp/tomcat/logs" folder for more information
There is nothing in /xampp/tomcat/logs (other than NOTEMPTY file). I did see where Skype can interfere but I made sure it isn't running.
I am usıng XAMPP 1.8.2, Java - jdk1.6.0_45
I haven't completely solved my problem yet but I think part of the problem is that I needed to append C:\Windows\System32\ in front of reg and find commands in catalina_start.bat and (I presume) catalina_stop.bat.
After doing this I can start Tomcat in a DOS window and then XAMPP Control Panel shows Tomcat started. But I can't start or stop Tomcat directly from the control panel. If I try to start Tomcat from the XAMPP control panel directly I still get the 255 error code. Clicking the stop button on the control panel does not stop the service. I can only stop it via doing Cntl C in the DOS window where I started it.
I guess it (or I) just needed a good nights sleep - and a restart of the contol panel. Today Tomcat starts and stops from the XAMPP control panel OK. So for whatever reason, I needed to add the Windows path(noted in first update) to the reg and find programs so the catalina_start/stop batch files would run correctly. Or perhaps I need to update my environment variables. But at this point I am not going to argue with success.