I am running Windows XP OS on my desktop and installed XAMPP for Windows 1.7.2. I used to have WAMP with older PHP on my desktop but decided to upgrade to latest XAMPP. WAMP worked fine except when I tried to copy websites that I built using PHP/MySql from my laptop to my desktop (laptop uses XAMPP succesfully) and I wanted both my machines to be confighured similarly so that I could share my work across them.
After uninstalling all old Wamp, Apache and PHP stuff from my desktop and verified clean registry, I installed XAMPP. Every time I try to start Apache, I get the following error(s):
[Fri Nov 06 01:09:30 2009] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Fri Nov 06 01:09:30 2009] [notice] Digest: done
[Fri Nov 06 01:09:33 2009] [notice] Apache/2.2.12 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.12 OpenSSL/0.9.8k mod_autoindex_color PHP/5.3.0 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.0 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Fri Nov 06 01:09:33 2009] [notice] Server built: Jul 22 2009 11:35:54
[Fri Nov 06 01:09:33 2009] [crit] (22)Invalid argument: Parent: Failed to create the child process.
[Fri Nov 06 01:09:33 2009] [crit] master_main: create child process failed. Exiting.
[Fri Nov 06 01:09:33 2009] [notice] Parent: Forcing termination of child process 36
I have unintalled and reinstalled XAMPP several times (each tiem being careful to delete all files laying around after uninstall). I also used 2 registry cleaner apps to clean up the registry after uninstalls (RegCure and CCleaner). I have checked many message boards for this issue and have made no progress.
I hope somebody here is able to help me.