I am sure you have all seen this many many times, as have I but everywhere I go and every solution I have tried to this point just does not make a difference. Basically, Apache and MySQL are not starting... At all, on XAMPP, and it is beginning to seriously frustrate me to the point of giving up.
23:42:57 [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
23:42:57 [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
23:42:57 [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
23:42:57 [Apache] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
23:42:57 [Apache] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
23:42:57 [Apache] If you need more help, copy and post this
23:42:57 [Apache] entire log window on the forums
Before you suggest your solutions, please see the list of things I have already tried, as I don't think any of us want to waste our time here:
1. Skype ports? Nope, dealt with that, they are not using ports 80 and 443 any more and I have un-ticked the box on the Skype settings.
2. Firewall? I disabled firewall and tried to re-run XAMPP and Apache, it didn't make a bit of difference.
3. User Account Control? Still enabled, however I made sure that XAMPP installed to C:\Program Files as opposed to C:\Program Files (x86).
What can be done for this? I am a complete newbie to this.