[thelist] XAMPP not working on Vista

Paul Bennett Paul.Bennett at mch.govt.nz
Tue Oct 27 15:25:35 CDT 2009

Hi Nan,

Try checking the Apache error logs. It sounds like you have an error in
your httpd.conf which is stopping Apache from starting successfully.

Typically these are either file path or permissions issues and the logs
will have all the details you need to move forward.


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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Nan Harbison
Sent: Wednesday, 28 October 2009 9:15 a.m.
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Subject: Re: [thelist] XAMPP not working on Vista

It just says:
Starting Apache

But then it never starts.
So wait though, I think I know what is wrong. I added the files to a
I created called xampp, and then inside that is the xampp folder with
all of
the files,
So user error? 


>You can't get to localhost since Apache isn't running. When you try to
start Apache do you get any error messages in the output box below the

>>I installed XAMPP on my new Vista laptop (I requested the XP
but didn't seem to get it.)
>>Anyway, it doesn't work. I can't go to http://localhost, or the ip
address, I get that it isn't found.
>>And I can't start Apache from the XAMPP program window, which actually
does show up on the task bar.
>>I did read their note about Vista:
>>Vista Note:
>>Because of missing or insufficient write permissions in "C:\Program
Files", we recommend to use alternate folder for XAMPP ("C:\xampp" or
>>And installed it in C:/xampp


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