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Mark Lawson
Mark Lawson
6,148 Points

XAMPP error messages in Apache and MySQL

I am receiving error messages which wont allow the software to work. I believe it may be something to do with XAMPPLITE being installed. If this is the problem; can someone advise how to uninstall XAMPPLITE; Its not showing up in control panel; I can only find XAMPP.

Initializing Control Panel 18:26:49 [main] Windows Version: Home 64-bit 18:26:49 [main] XAMPP Version: 5.6.19 18:26:49 [main] Control Panel Version: 3.2.2 [ Compiled: Nov 12th 2015 ] 18:26:49 [main] Running with Administrator rights - good! 18:26:49 [main] XAMPP Installation Directory: "c:\xampp\" 18:26:49 [main] Checking for prerequisites 18:26:49 [main] All prerequisites found 18:26:49 [main] Initializing Modules 18:26:49 [Apache] XAMPP Apache is already running on port 443 18:26:49 [mysql] Problem detected! 18:26:49 [mysql] Port 3306 in use by "C:\xampplite\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe"! 18:26:49 [mysql] MySQL WILL NOT start without the configured ports free! 18:26:49 [mysql] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application 18:26:49 [mysql] or reconfigure MySQL and the Control Panel to listen on a different port 18:26:49 [Tomcat] Problem detected! 18:26:49 [Tomcat] Port 8080 in use by "C:\xampp\apache\bin\httpd.exe"! 18:26:49 [Tomcat] Tomcat WILL NOT start without the configured ports free! 18:26:49 [Tomcat] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application 18:26:49 [Tomcat] or reconfigure Tomcat and the Control Panel to listen on a different port 18:26:49 [main] Starting Check-Timer 18:26:49 [main] Control Panel Ready 18:26:53 [Apache] Attempting to stop Apache (PID: 10480) 18:26:53 [Apache] Attempting to stop Apache (PID: 9076) 18:26:53 [Apache] Status change detected: stopped 18:26:55 [Apache] Attempting to start Apache app... 18:26:55 [Apache] Status change detected: running 18:34:32 [mysql] Problem detected! 18:34:32 [mysql] Port 3306 in use by "C:\xampplite\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe"! 18:34:32 [mysql] MySQL WILL NOT start without the configured ports free! 18:34:32 [mysql] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application 18:34:32 [mysql] or reconfigure MySQL and the Control Panel to listen on a different port 18:34:32 [mysql] Attempting to start MySQL app... 18:34:33 [mysql] Status change detected: running 18:34:36 [mysql] Status change detected: stopped 18:34:36 [mysql] Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly. 18:34:36 [mysql] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, 18:34:36 [mysql] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method. 18:34:36 [mysql] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check 18:34:36 [mysql] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues 18:34:36 [mysql] If you need more help, copy and post this 18:34:36 [mysql] entire log window on the forums 18:41:35 [Apache] Attempting to stop Apache (PID: 14232) 18:41:35 [Apache] Attempting to stop Apache (PID: 8580) 18:41:35 [Apache] Status change detected: stopped 18:41:36 [Apache] Attempting to start Apache app... 18:41:37 [Apache] Status change detected: running 18:41:41 [mysql] Problem detected! 18:41:41 [mysql] Port 3306 in use by "C:\xampplite\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe"! 18:41:41 [mysql] MySQL WILL NOT start without the configured ports free! 18:41:41 [mysql] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application 18:41:41 [mysql] or reconfigure MySQL and the Control Panel to listen on a different port 18:41:41 [mysql] Attempting to start MySQL app... 18:41:42 [mysql] Status change detected: running 18:41:45 [mysql] Status change detected: stopped 18:41:45 [mysql] Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly. 18:41:45 [mysql] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, 18:41:45 [mysql] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method. 18:41:45 [mysql] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check 18:41:45 [mysql] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues 18:41:45 [mysql] If you need more help, copy and post this 18:41:45 [mysql] entire log window on the forums 18:43:46 [mysql] Problem detected! 18:43:46 [mysql] Port 3306 in use by "C:\xampplite\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe"! 18:43:46 [mysql] MySQL WILL NOT start without the configured ports free! 18:43:46 [mysql] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application 18:43:46 [mysql] or reconfigure MySQL and the Control Panel to listen on a different port 18:43:46 [mysql] Attempting to start MySQL app... 18:43:47 [mysql] Status change detected: running 18:43:50 [mysql] Status change detected: stopped 18:43:50 [mysql] Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly. 18:43:50 [mysql] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, 18:43:50 [mysql] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method. 18:43:50 [mysql] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check 18:43:50 [mysql] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues 18:43:50 [mysql] If you need more help, copy and post this 18:43:50 [mysql] entire log window on the forums 18:44:29 [Apache] Attempting to stop Apache (PID: 8420) 18:44:29 [Apache] Attempting to stop Apache (PID: 14364) 18:44:29 [Apache] Status change detected: stopped 18:44:31 [Apache] Attempting to start Apache app... 18:44:31 [Apache] Status change detected: running

Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly. 18:41:45 [mysql] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, 18:41:45 [mysql] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method. 18:41:45 [mysql] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check 18:41:45 [mysql] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues 18:41:45 [mysql] If you need more help, copy and post this 18:41:45 [mysql] entire log window on the forums 18:43:46 [mysql] Problem detected! 18:43:46 [mysql] Port 3306 in use by "C:\xampplite\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe"! 18:43:46 [mysql] MySQL WILL NOT start without the configured ports free! 18:43:46 [mysql] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application 18:43:46 [mysql] or reconfigure MySQL and the Control Panel to listen on a different port 18:43:46 [mysql] Attempting to start MySQL app... 18:43:47 [mysql] Status change detected: running 18:43:50 [mysql] Status change detected: stopped 18:43:50 [mysql] Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly. 18:43:50 [mysql] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, 18:43:50 [mysql] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method. 18:43:50 [mysql] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check 18:43:50 [mysql] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues 18:43:50 [mysql] If you need more help, copy and post this 18:43:50 [mysql] entire log window on the forums

Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan
4,584 Points

Have you tried changing the port?

Mark Lawson
Mark Lawson
6,148 Points

yes, I changed it to 8080, after reading people comments. It made no difference.

3 Answers

Port 3306 in use by "C:\xampplite\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe"! I think the lite version is indeed interfering with the main installation.

According to https://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopic.php?p=150253, the second reply indicates that you should

First make sure that all the XAMPP components like Apache and MySQL etc. are stopped by using the XAMPP Control Panel - xampp-control.exe in the xampp folder - remove any ticks in the Svc boxes after clicking on the Stop buttons. Then simply delete the xampp folder.

Let me know if this helps you.

Mark Lawson
Mark Lawson
6,148 Points

Remove the Xampp folder or the xampplite folder?

Thanks

Mark Lawson Personally, I would remove both, then re-install XAMPP to make sure everything is in order.

Mark Lawson
Mark Lawson
6,148 Points

Setting up XAMPPLITE on this computer took up the ports required for XAMPP to work. Removing Xammplite and xampp, then reinstalling xampp fixed the problem.