I've been installing XAMPP for windows (xp and windows7) for years, which is always a simple install and Apache/PHP works fine.
However, now with the 1.7.7 version, I get the same problem on two Windows XP machines, here is what I downloaded:
When I install, the only thing I changed from the default choices was I checked that Apache should run as a service:
In the browser,
localhost fails to connect:
When I check the control, panel, it says it has started but also has a worker thread issue:
and I don't see it anywhere in my services:
I've tried the beta control panel but it tells me this:
9:38:51 PM [apache] There may be an error, return code: 14001 - This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem. 9:38:51 PM [apache] Service was NOT (un)installed! 9:38:51 PM [apache] One possible reason for failure: On windows security box you !!!MUST UNCHECK!!! that "Protect my computer and data from unauthorized program activity" checkbox!!!
How can I get Apache running with XAMPP for Windows 1.7.7 on Windows XP?