- I've uninstalled IIS.
I've disabled My World Wide Web.
I've changed the default port from 3306 to 3307 in both the main file and the php.ini file. I tried port 3308.
I've uninstalled all SQL and mySQL programs and such through the Windows control panel restarting the computer after the uninstalls to make sure it completed.
I've double checked and there is no other mySQL that I can see on the system.
I've disabled firewalls and antivirus.
Now, there's been some progress. For instance, now it no longer gives me an error message, just gets stuck with "Attempting to start mySQL service..." and when I check the port it shows mysqld.exe running on that port. I'm assuming it's XAMPP sql trying to run (I've found it, disabled it, tried running sql through xampp again, and when I double check the port it's there again) but in the xampp control panel it never fully connects. When I run netstat it doesn't show that 3306 is even in use.
Any thoughts, everyone? I'm at my wit's end. Oh, and I'm a novice so easy to understand instructions, please.
Running XAMPP 5.6.12 and Windows 10