First, thanks for all the replies to help
Wiedmann - I tried the netstat command, but the command doesn't stay open long enough for me to read what it says, it just flashs for mere mili-seconds.
I checked both, McAfee & Windows firewall and both were filtering apache & mysql, so I 'Allowed' them as safe tasks but it still loads for as long as it wants. I understand that if the "apache.exe" & "mysql-net.exe" are running as tasks, techinallay they are running but, sadly not running as they should.
I plan to buy Windows XP Pro (from XP Home) soon and format my HD and try a clean Xampp install; installing it first before my anti-virus. Im confident it will work then. If it does not I will be back.
P.S. I tryed the methods shown here & in 'John M.'s topic but did not succeed
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