This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Open a command prompt window, navigate to the bin directory and execute startup.bat from the command line.
You will see some information on the parameters Tomcat is trying to use, but startup.bat tries to execute another bat file in a command prompt window which may pop up and close before you can see what happens. To keep that 2nd window open modify startup.bat call statement to use run instead of start: