I set up XAMPP yesterday, and it gave me a similar problem to the one that rohitsethi had. After initial installation, it gave me this problem once, but after I restarted my system, it worked fine. I was able to access phpmyadmin and add databases, but today the problem has returned and my search for a solution led me here.
Izzy wrote:Try running the apache_start.bat file in the xampp folder as it usually gives a good indication why it can't start.
When I run "apache_start.bat," all it responds with:Now we start Apache
"apache" is not started.
Press any key to continue . . .
Not very descriptive at all.
Is there another way to find out more information about what exactly is happening here?
Also, after inspecting IIS, I found that http was using port 80, and I have changed that to 8080 but still see the same problem. After a restart, XAMPP's Port-Check utility informs me that port 80 is still being used by "Process: System." I downloaded and tried using TCPView, but I still couldn't figure out how to find out what other process is using which port.
I'm admittedly very new to all of this, so any help getting this working would be greatly appreciated.
Any help and/or suggestions to fix this?