First, let me say I am a complete beginner in using OJS, Apache, PHP and MySQL, so forgive me if I ask a stupid question.
I want to experiment with OJS on my Windows box (running Windows XP), with local access only.
I first installed the XAMPP package, and then downloaded and unpacked the OJS package. I moved the OJS folders into the folder xampp\htdocs, and pointed my browser at localhost\ojs, and got the installation screen for OJS.
So far so good.
I followed the instructions for installation as best I could (not fully understanding all of them), and all seemed to go well.
But now, when I try to launch OJS, I get a Windows error message that the Apache HTTP server has had to close yada yada.
Can someone help me with some pointers about what I might have done wrong, and how I might fix it?