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I'm using Xampp and for some reason Apache will not run. I'm using version 1.8.1 of Xampp.

When I run xampp I get told to check the Windows Event Log or Error.log however there is nothiung regarding any application in there with a error.

I checked that port 88 isn't in use and it isn't.

Any ideas on how to get it to work?

I'm using Windows 8 32BIT. Xampp 1.8.1

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closed as off topic by Michael Hampton, John Gardeniers, Ward, Iain Dec 4 '12 at 9:58

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As Xampp is typically a developer too and not something that should be considered production ready your question id off topic for serverfault. As a tool typically used bu programmers it may be on topic for stackoverflow but please search their site for similar questions that may already have the answer you're looking for. It may also be on topic for Superuser but again please search their site for similar questions that may already have the answer you're looking for. –  Iain Dec 4 '12 at 9:58

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Open the command prompt/line in Admin mode (Press WinLogo and X, at the desktop; or find cmd.exe and right-click it, then Run as admin) and execute -

httpd -t
httpd -k start

The above will test the configuration and attempt to start Apache, if there are issues, it should print out some errors and we can trace the problem.

I don't know if Xampp runs on Windows 8 yet, but there are some other WAMPs you might want to look into - WampServer, UniformServer, WampDeveloper Pro (will run on Windows 8 but READ the download page).

I checked that port 88 isn't in use and it isn't.

If that's not a typo, it's port 80 (and 443 for HTTPS) instead.

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