Java – How to check port 8080 in Windows Vista command prompt


I am very new to programming and setting up Java Servers. Actually its my first time to try it but not successful. I am about to test my first web app in Java but whenever I click the "Start server in debug mode" button in Eclipse I am always having error about my Tomcat server saying that port 8080 is being used. I wanna know how am I gonna check it in the console and close it if possible. Do you know other ways on dealing with this??? I also tried netstat but can't find the port 8080 among the list. Please help me out because I am really getting frustrated. I a tried whatever solution I find in google but still having the same problem. If you can explain to me what's going on that would be very helpful. Thanks in advance.

Best Solution

Use the following command:

netstat -an | find ":8080"

to check whether the port 8080 is open.