I have the same problem:
-> Windows Server 2008 - 32bit
-> XAMPP 1.6.8
At random times ... about 30 minutes after starting the mysql and apache services, I get one of the following error logs:
Faulting application apache.exe, version 188.8.131.52, time stamp 0x4853f994, faulting module php5ts.dll, version 184.108.40.206, time stamp 0x481b8f4b, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x000dfdca, process id 0x1714, application start time 0x01c94dbc88398203.
Faulting application apache.exe, version 220.127.116.11, time stamp 0x4853f994, faulting module ntdll.dll, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x4791a7a6, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x000659c3, process id 0x1428, application start time 0x01c94d80e8d328cf.
and in the error.log of the appache folder, appears in the same time:
[notice] Parent: child process exited with status 255 -- Restarting.
[notice] Apache/2.2.9 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.9 OpenSSL/0.9.8i mod_autoindex_color PHP/5.2.6 configured -- resuming normal operations
[notice] Server built: Jun 14 2008 19:02:12
[notice] Parent: Created child process 2592
[notice] Child 2592: Child process is running
[notice] Child 2592: Acquired the start mutex.
[notice] Child 2592: Starting 250 worker threads.
[notice] Child 2592: Starting thread to listen on port 443.
[notice] Child 2592: Starting thread to listen on port 80.
After this problem, if I try to access the apache Admin page or .. whatever other page .. it stays loading the page in the browsers remaining blank ; nothing works until I restart the apache service.
Where is the problem ?