Apache Wont Start. [SOLVED]

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Apache Wont Start. [SOLVED]

Postby thorsummoner » 28. December 2011 10:29

The error message I got after investigating:

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.

More detailed info:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg185655.aspx

Actual Problem:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package was not installed.

Solution:
Download and install:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5582

K bia.
P.S. uhh, BBCode [ url] is denied for me, I guess i must be an evil person.
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Re: Apache Wont Start.

Postby Sharley » 28. December 2011 10:35

Thanks for posting this but the topic has been well covered in these forums as a search would have revealed.

One indication that the runtime file may be needed is there are no log files in the apache\log folder as they are created and entries added when ever Apache starts and stops.


New users can find self help by reading these first:
readme_en.txt file in the xampp folder.
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xampp-windows.html

Some useful reading that may help you help us to find suitable solutions:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=48331
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=32670
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