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I was installing magento on my Windows 7 where Xamp 3.2.1 is installed

  1. Copied Magento folder to htdocs
  2. Create MySQL database with a user

and called localhost:8001/magento where 8001 is the port for xamp

Everything was fine and it prompted to input mysql credentials and i gave mySQL user , password,database and table prefix up on pressing "continue" button screen went to a blank screen with no address (about:blank) ,

I removed "local.xml" on app/etc and repeated the steps , no use same screen

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What's in the server logs? – Michael Hampton Feb 9 '14 at 17:37
in xamp where log lies – LX00112233 Feb 9 '14 at 18:20
If memory serves me correctly, there is an logs directory (c:\xampp\logs). You want error_log – Shane Jul 9 '15 at 5:32

Q: What's in the server logs?

A: in xamp where log lies

Not where, what is in... As contains.

White screen indicates a total collapse of the php interpreter. If you're set to log, it will show the cause in the error log.

Usual cause with Magento is failure to understand this is a resource heavy web application, increase memory_limit to 512M for the newer versions.

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