Can't Get Services Running in XP VM - WampServer 2.0i

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I am trying to learn PHP and MySQL by going through some of the training I got off of lynda.com.  To follow along with the training I need to install WampServer.  I downloaded WampServer 2.0i and first attempted to install it on the Windows 7 RC I have running in a VMware Workstation 6.5 VM.  It installed without any errors and I unblocked the application when prompted by the Windows firewall.  I started the application when finished and it popped up in the system tray as expected.  However, when I hovered over the icon it said ONLY "Server Offline" instead of "Server Offline - All Services Running."  I then uninstalled the app, turned UAC off and reinstalled; same problem.  I figured it was a compatibility error with WIndows 7 RC, so I tried installing the same ver of WampServer on an XP SP3 VM.  I am having the exact same problem - can't get the the Apache, PHP, and MySQL services running.  WTH?

I really need to learn PHP and MySQL and I appreciate any and all help ya'll might be able to provide.  Times are tough and I need to equip myself with as many tools as possible to get ahead.  I have someone who'd like me to build them a small-scale DB driven website and this seems like what I need to learn.
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look in your event viewer, any stop errors relating to WAMP?

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Your wamp is fine since offline mode is for wamp pc access only and has no outside access while online mode is for LAN and worldwide access which you can enable through wamp tray icon
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wamp is fine as long as wamp tray icon is all white, no yellow, no red color. If it's not all white, try this
http://www.wampserver.com/phorum/read.php?2,51471,51473#msg-51473

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