I've just installed XAMPP 1.8.1 on my Lenovo Thinkpad T530i running Windows 7 Pro 64bit OS. I haven't been able to get Apache up and running yet. I've been able to change the symptoms with various changes.
I was able to get Apache to start when I ran the XAMPP Control Panel using compatibility settings for XP sp2 but it would halt immediately and the Apache Error log would show that it received a halt signal and shut down successfully. When I subsequently turned off the Norton Internet Smart Firewall, it would hang after attempting to start Apache, with no messages in the Apache error log.
I have tried everything that I can think of and I don't believe that I've gotten any closer to figuring out the problem, much less resolving it. I'm completely stuck so if I can't find someone who can help me figure out the problem, I'm going to be forced to give up on xampp and try other ampp stacks.
I'm so frustrated and surprised to find myself in this situation because all my past experience with xampp has been without exception, the best I've had with any open source app, if not *any* app.
Last edited by craigrsaunders
on 15. February 2013 21:13, edited 1 time in total.