Apache wont start under Windows Vista

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Apache wont start under Windows Vista

Postby nutkenz » 25. February 2007 12:01

This happens when I try to run it:

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A similar error appears when trying to run the portscan app.

Do you have any idea what could be causing this?
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Postby nutkenz » 25. February 2007 23:35

stuff I've tried:

-netstat command: no other services are using ports 443 or 80
-running Apache as a service
- reinstalling xampp
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Postby pblair » 10. April 2007 06:20

nutkenz wrote:stuff I've tried:

-netstat command: no other services are using ports 443 or 80
-running Apache as a service
- reinstalling xampp


Lucky you! I can't get that far.

But be aware that Vista has some delicate tuning built in. You are probably getting the same message about Explorer - if the OS doesn't get a signal pronto, it decides its an error...

I have XAMPP on a thumb drive, and we are not getting too far at present

Paul :(
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Postby nutkenz » 10. April 2007 07:27

It does work now although it does crash occasionally.
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Postby pblair » 10. April 2007 10:02

nutkenz wrote:It does work now although it does crash occasionally.


Finally got it working...

Gotta say that Vista can be a real pain!

Paul
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Postby Codesmith » 11. April 2007 18:51

Did you find out what the problem was and how to fix it?

Because other people have likely to ran into the same problem.
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Postby formlesstree4 » 12. April 2007 05:52

that happened to me a lot.

What to do:

1. Right click the control panel (xampp control panel)
2. Hit run as Administrator
3. Accept the warning
4. Now you should be able to run everything except filezilla (Vista don't like it running)
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Postby Codesmith » 13. April 2007 20:05

Have you manually added FileZilla to the firewall exceptions?

I have had zero problems with FileZilla but I also

Disabled Windows Firewall (My Router's firewall is good enough for me).
Always log in with an Administrator Account
Turn off User Access Control.

There is an inherent trade-off between usability and security, and some may not be comfortable turning running their systems the way I do. But for me its the only way to make Vista a reasonable replacement for XP.
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