I got an issue I don't know how to solve. Since friday I'm trying to install Magento on Xampp, with scarce results. I first tried using Bitnami, but the installation process stopped at 99% without going further. Then I tried manual installation and, after few attempts, I succeded. The problem is that everytime I tried to install Magento, something happened to Apache that shutdown unexpectedly and never restart again. The first time I uninstalled Xampp and then reinstalled it again, and it worked for the session, but this morning I went to start it and even if MySql started, Apache returns the following error message:
8.34.14 [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
8.34.14 [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
8.34.14 [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
8.34.14 [Apache] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
8.34.14 [Apache] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
8.34.14 [Apache] If you need more help, copy and post this
8.34.14 [Apache] entire log window on the forums
At the beginning I thought it was a problem of the port, due to Skype. I uninstalled Skype, uninstalled Xampp and reinstalled it, and it worked for a while, but today the problem has shown again, so I don't know from what it depends. Any clue about it?
For completeness' sake, I have to say that until friday I used Xampp for two months with no problems and I created three websites in locale (with the Bitnami module for WordPress). The problem showed only when I tried to install Magento.
Thanks to everyone who can help me!