Xampp

I am unable to compleley unistall xampp - apparently there is a port conflict and I don't know how to fix this -- any suggestions?
rnicolaisAsked:
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rnicolaisConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
OK - I went into the XAMPP folder - ran the stop MYSQL batch file and then restarted it. That appears to have gotten everything coordinated and all the error issues appear to be resolved so I will consider your solution good as it lead me riight to the problem -- many thanks
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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
stop apache and mysql service from services.msc and try uninstalling again
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rnicolaisAuthor Commented:
sorry, no luck - I've installed and reinstalled a couple of times - from xampp site and clearly am unable to remove so mysql files burried somewhere
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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
try to remove the services through
C:\xampp\mysql\
mysql_uninstallservice.bat

what is the error message (if any) ?
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rnicolaisAuthor Commented:
I continue to be frustrated in my attempt to reload xampp the latest error message is
"-mysql extensions cannot be found-". I had hoped by uninstalling xampp and then runing the mysql_uninstallyserver.bat I would be able to reinstall sucessfully - no such luck  
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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
do you accidently have php.ini in your windows folder ?
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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
...or in enviromnebt PATH viariable ?
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rnicolaisAuthor Commented:
No - nothing in windows file or program files -- I searched for both php & mysql
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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
run the command
services.msc
stop the services: Apache2.2, mysql, xampp

now from command line type
sc delete Apache2.2
sc delete mysql
sc delete xampp
- if these are the names (may vary a bit)

I'd delete the xampp folder (backup mysql databases from data folder)
reboot

install again

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rnicolaisAuthor Commented:
I think I've resoled the problem - I have this problem on both computer - I'm going try it on the second system so I can document it and then will post the results -- I believe you directed me toward the solutiion even though it wasn't exact
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Lukasz ChmielewskiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
looking forward to see what was wrong :)
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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
so no points ? :)
anyway it's good to hear everything's fine
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rnicolaisAuthor Commented:
I think I awarded points - it was my intent to award 500
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