I have had problems with APACHE working for a few days and then all of the sudden it says I have a PORT problem. I've removed XAMPP from my system and then reinstalled it and still have the same problems.
Port 80 in use by "Unable to open process" with PID 4!
Apache WILL NOT start without the configured ports free!
You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application
or reconfigure Apache and the Control Panel to listen on a different port
Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly. This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method. Press the LOGS BUTTON to view error logs and check the Windows Event Viewer for more clues. If you need more help, copy and post this entire log window on the forums.
There are no ERROR logs
Changing the server port should be simple for users. I have tried numerous things that were posted and nothing worked. I even tried as I said re-installing the software.
I need to work. I am on a WINDOWS 8.1 OS, I am using the Windows 32bit version XAMPP Control Panel states v3.2.1 [Compiled: May 7th 2013].
I don't have an image of it but at one point it said that . . . . live.exe . . . was using the port??? Could this be the instant access to our e-mail in Windows 8.1 interfering?
Well that is why I am hoping for AUTOMATIC PORT SWITCHING where it uses its logic and finds a port to deal with so we can work on things.