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Troubleshooting Apache Shutdown Error in XAMPP Control Panel: Blocked Port Issue


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I have installed XAMPP on my Windows 7 machine using the xampp-win32-1.8.2-0-VC9-installer.exe. However, when I try to start Apache from the XAMPP Control Panel, I get an error message saying "Apache shutdown unexpectedly. This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies," etc.


error log:

5:38:38 PM  [Apache]    Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
5:38:38 PM  [Apache]    This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, 
5:38:38 PM  [Apache]    Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
5:38:38 PM  [Apache]    the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
5:38:38 PM  [Apache]    entire log window on the forums


I have tried changing the Apache port number to 8080, but the error still persists. I also checked the firewall settings and confirmed that port 80 is not blocked.


I followed these tips but to no avail:





Can someone help me to troubleshoot this issue and get Apache running in XAMPP Control Panel? Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Hi @annyTabo ,


See if steps here helps - https://themeisle.com/blog/xampp-error-apache-shutdown-unexpectedly/#gref


what does the logs say?