Status change detected: stopped
4:17:44 PM [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
4:17:44 PM [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
4:17:44 PM [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
4:17:44 PM [Apache] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
4:17:44 PM [Apache] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
4:17:44 PM [Apache] If you need more help, copy and post this
4:17:44 PM [Apache] entire log window on the forums
While my userid is also the system administrator id, I did not run the program as aministrator I exited from the program and ran it as aministrator. After pressing that Start button for apache I got the same message. So now we're down to blocked port, missing dependences, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
I checked the error log for Apache, but there was nothing in the file. I checked the event viewer, but the only error listed for today was at approx. 8:30 am this morning involving Adobe Acrobat. It is after 4pm right now, I wasn't working with XAMPP this morning, so I take it this error event is not what I'm looking for.
There was no crash or shutdown. That leaves us with blocked port or missing dependencies, neither of which am I capable of assessing without help.
I'd appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction.