|Windows 7 X64
On which OS are you using AMPPS?
yes!! i don't have problem with any other Scripts ...
Your Apache stops working only when you try to access options in joomla's administrator ?
i was installed a joomla-base CMS (means joomla combined with modules and many other extensions.)
Also try uninstalling the last extension you installed, that can be one reason(just a guess).
note : i think the joomla-base CMS that i was installed in my ampps was coded (= need ioncube to run in local) beacause it was not run in other virtual apachi servers like WAMP Server, ...