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    Neither Apache nor MySQL are running

    Please help...if I keep pulling my hair out at this rate, I'll be bald by the end of the day!

    I have tried to download XAMPP for Windows (1.7.1) using the Installer. My OS is Windows Vista Home Premium.

    In the installer, I checked 'Install Apache as Service' and 'Install MySQL as Service'. Everything seems to go fine it, and it claims to have successfully installed, as I get my desktop icon and can access the control panel. However, that's where it goes wrong.

    Neither Apache nor MySQL are running. When I click start, all I get is "Error: Apache service not started" or "Error: MySQL service not started".

    I've searched for hours now, and found that it may be because Skype it utilising port 80 as an alternate incoming connection point - I have removed this (it didn't change anything).

    If I click SCM in the control panel to access Microsoft Management Console and try to start Apache 2.2 there, I get "Windows could not start the Apache 2.2 service on Local Computer" Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified. It's exactly the same for MySQL.

    I've also checked Windows features and Internet Information Services is unchecked (so I don't think that's using port 80 either).

    I really hope someone can offer help/advice/assistance etc.

    Thank you

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    I have XAMPP installed without any problems but I did not install it as a service and so have to start from the control panel everytime.
    How about uninstalling and then reinstalling but not as a service unless you have to have it that way?

    On my XP machine I used to have a problem with Skype and port 80; it was a pain but as I hardly used Skype I just removed it

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    Check the logs. That's the first thing you should do.

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    The simple questions How, Why and What For spring to mind.

    It's not easy being a civilian living in a techy world!


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