Apache does not start...

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Apache does not start...

Postby JayVee » 31. July 2008 20:12

Hi there,

No matter how I do this, the Apache does not start (see message below) while the MySql is running no problem...

[b]Anyone with the same problem?[/b]

I have a Packard Bell EASYNOTE C3300 / OS = Windows XP - Home Edition - Version 5.1 - Service Pack 3...

Please help as I am a novice in managing a website!

JV

DETAILS OF THE XAMPP CONTROL PANEL MESSAGES BELOW:

Current directory: C:\xampp
Install Directory:
**** WARNING: Directory mismatch ***

Status Check OK
Busy...
Apache: service started
Busy...
Apache service started
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Postby hornungK » 20. August 2008 18:08

I have exactely the same problem and didn't find a solution, yet. --> http://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopi ... y+mismatch
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Please Help Us

Postby savantcreative » 22. August 2008 20:34

hornungK wrote:I have exactely the same problem and didn't find a solution, yet. --> http://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopi ... y+mismatch


I am having the same issue. Someone Please Help! :(
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Code 1 error ?

Postby Jadmin » 23. August 2008 05:50

I have literally read and tried everything to get Apache to work but all fails.
I have VISTA Ultimate and I have adjusted the UACs I have made sure port 80 is not firewalled I have changed the settings in my anti-virus to ensure compatibility and done so many un-installs and re-installs I have lost count. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.

NB:
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Postby w4vy » 23. August 2008 06:11

where exactly have you installed xampp to ?

i.e. c:/xampp ? or c:/xampp/xampp ? or even c:/program_files/xampp ?
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Postby savantcreative » 23. August 2008 13:55

w4vy wrote:where exactly have you installed xampp to ?

i.e. c:/xampp ? or c:/xampp/xampp ? or even c:/program_files/xampp ?


c:/xampp

Thanks for any help you can give.
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Postby w4vy » 23. August 2008 14:28

Have you run the "Setup_xampp.Bat" file inside the xampp folder ? plz run this file but run by right clicking it and choosing Run as Admin and then see if that helps and get back to us here at apachefriends forum :)

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Postby savantcreative » 23. August 2008 15:13

w4vy wrote:Have you run the "Setup_xampp.Bat" file inside the xampp folder ? plz run this file but run by right clicking it and choosing Run as Admin and then see if that helps and get back to us here at apachefriends forum :)

Regards, w4vy

Yes I have and I get a message that says, "Sorry nothing to do."

When I start Apache, I see a message that says
Status check OK
Busy...
Apache started [Port 80]

but the green start light does not stay lit

Thank you
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Postby w4vy » 23. August 2008 16:53

what is this green light you talk of please ?
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Postby savantcreative » 23. August 2008 17:06

w4vy wrote:what is this green light you talk of please ?

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This is a screen grab of the control panel with mysql running and the message I get when I try to start apache. Please note that the green light for apache should be lit as well.

Thanks again
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Postby w4vy » 23. August 2008 17:27

Ohhhh that green light lol...... I'm running out of ideas m8 all I can think of is is it something to do with XP Service Pack 3 !?! Do you have another Computer you can install xampp to and see what happens ? Other than that i'm kinda hoping someone else from the forum will step in and help us out with this as I only know so much and what I know is through trial & error -errors from my own xampp installation to which I have either fixed myself or gotten help with, either way I have not had this specific error so I am stumbling around in the dark here. I have seen alot of people have problems and they mention XP SPk3! Just one thing though what time zone are you in ? and what time zone is appache set to abide by ?

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Postby savantcreative » 23. August 2008 17:36

I am at -5 GMT. I don't know how to check what time zone apache is set for though. Thanks.
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Postby w4vy » 23. August 2008 17:46

I seem to remember a few threads about a time zone error and I think it was a microsoft patch that was needed 1sec and i'll have a look


OK check to see if you have this update installed from microsoft

(KB951748) It was classed as a security update but stopped appache from working apparently.

Also you can set the timezone in your PHP.ini file

In mine its on line 691 and reads

[Date]
; Defines the default timezone used by the date functions
date.timezone = Europe/London

SO im thinking change what yours says if it says anything at all to your own time zone or add the block of code to your PHP.ini if missing.
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Postby savantcreative » 23. August 2008 20:14

I do have that update installed and I did not have a default date.timezone so I set it to America/New_York after finding the choice at php.net but I still can't start apache.
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Postby w4vy » 23. August 2008 21:52

make sure you are editing the correct PHP.ini file as there is about 3 of them all in different places. The correct one to edit is inside the bin folder "Xampp/Apache/Bin<--PHP.ini"

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