I have just started reading HFSJ, I am on the 3rd chapter, i did everything as per the book but I have a problem First time when i Run the TomCat : clicked on startup.bat --> a small window open and it PERSISTS.
Hi, What version of Tomcat are you using? Check if the tomcat is running a service if yes stop it. The startup windows closes because the tomcat may be already running and you are trying to start it again.
Without starting the tomact using startup.bat try to hit the url http://localhost:8080 and see if you are seeing the tomcat home page. If yes then tomcat is already running.