I've searched your forum for few hours now and couldn't find solution to my problem.
Basically I can't make xampp work, It's installed properly and I get the welcome screen (localhost-that orange screen) but when I try to see any of my files all I get is "Object not find" 404 page.
I've tried to type the htdocs directory as:
and tried to refer to a specific test file I created (called new2.php) in that folder via:
all in vain, I've uninstalled and installed again and tried to stop and rerun the process, nothing seems to work.
that's my control panel log:
19:10:58 [main] Initializing Control Panel
19:10:58 [main] Windows Version: 64-bit
19:10:58 [main] XAMPP Version: 1.8.1
19:10:58 [main] Control Panel Version: 3.1.0 3.1.0 [ Compiled: September 20th 2012 ]
19:10:58 [main] Running with Administrator rights - good!
19:10:58 [main] XAMPP Installation Directory: "c:\xampp\"
19:10:58 [main] Checking for prerequisites
19:10:58 [main] All prerequisites found
19:10:58 [main] Initializing Modules
19:10:58 [Apache] XAMPP Apache Service is already running on port 80
19:10:58 [Apache] XAMPP Apache Service is already running on port 443
19:10:58 [main] Starting Check-Timer
19:10:58 [main] Control Panel Ready
19:11:20 [mysql] Installing service...
19:11:20 [mysql] Service was NOT (un)installed!
19:11:23 [mysql] Attempting to start MySQL app...
19:11:23 [mysql] Status change detected: running
19:12:04 [main] Executing "c:\xampp\"
19:16:05 [Apache] Status change detected: stopped
19:16:05 [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
19:16:05 [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
19:16:05 [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
19:16:05 [Apache] Check the "/xampp/apache/logs/error.log" file
19:16:05 [Apache] and the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
19:16:17 [Apache] Attempting to start Apache service...
19:16:21 [Apache] Status change detected: running