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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:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18300377/how-to-solve-error-apache-shutdown-unexpectedly

https://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=69784#p239058

https://refindustries.com/community/14916/apache-is-not-running-from-xampp-control-panel-error-apach...

 

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?