[Solved] Apache won't start

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[Solved] Apache won't start

Postby Wurger » 25. March 2012 13:58

I want to start off with thanking you guys with such a great support, been reading alots of threads now and can't seem to find any answer to my problem.
I'm using Control Panel v3.0.11 (The latest as far as I know :) ).
Windows Server Starndad SP1

So the problem:
I've reinstalled my XAMPP 1 day ago to get a fresh start with my database since I had a lot of crap in it ^^.

When I tried to star the Apache it didn't work. WIth Control Panel 3.0.11 I get the message (See quote) nothing more, and there is nothing in the error log (It's empty).
Starting apache service...


I have also tried starting it with the "normal" control panel (2.5) When i try to start the Apache there I get
ERROR: Apache service not started [-1]


And last, when I try to open it with xampp_start.exe I get
Error while calling apache\bin\httpd.exe...


Skype is not using 80 or 443. I have uninstalled IIS. I have checked Netstat and there is nothing using Port 80 or 443 as far as I can see.

If there is anything else you need, printscreen, more info etc please let me know and I will post that aswell! Thanks again for awesome support, and I appreciate all answers!
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Re: Apache won't start

Postby Sharley » 25. March 2012 14:05

Is there an error.log file or are you saying the log file is empty?
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Re: Apache won't start

Postby Wurger » 25. March 2012 14:05

Its empty. Thanks for the quick answer!
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Re: Apache won't start

Postby Sharley » 25. March 2012 14:10

Try removing the ticks in the Service column so they show a red cross - this will uninstall the Windows service that is usually not required on a development installation.

Then try and Start Apache again - do not tick the Service box but use the Start button.

Also after removing the ticks you could try a reboot and if the ticks return let me know.
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Re: Apache won't start

Postby Wurger » 25. March 2012 14:16

So I tried that, and this is what I got:
Image
And the CP (V3.0.11) said:
There may be an error, return code: 14001 - The Application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.
Service was NOT (un)installed!

Can't find the "application event log" but I guess that is were I should start ^^
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Re: Apache won't start

Postby Sharley » 25. March 2012 14:20

XAMPP for Windows 1.7.7 is compiled using VC9 (Visual C++ SP1) and so the runtime file (Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)) is needed and can be downloaded then installed using this Microsoft link which also contains full information:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/de ... px?id=5582

Give that a try and let me know if you can start Apache after installing the runtime file.
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Re: Apache won't start

Postby Wurger » 25. March 2012 14:25

Now that you write it I remember seeing it before. That was the only thing that I didn't test. And guess what, of course it worked ^^

Thanks a lot Sharley, you're a star!
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