[solved]Can't Get Apache to Start in 64 bit Win 7

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[solved]Can't Get Apache to Start in 64 bit Win 7

Postby cpilko » 05. June 2012 15:29

Hi there:

I've been running XAMPP for years. Thank you guys for all your hard work.

This morning I upgraded from 1.7.4 to 1.7.7 using the "Installer" package and I can't get Apache to start.
I'm getting the following error:

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The Apache service named  reported the following error:
>>> httpd.exe: Syntax error on line 455 of C:/Users/.../xampp/apache/conf/httpd.conf: Syntax error on line 18 of C:/Users/.../xampp/apache/conf/extra/httpd-xampp.conf: Cannot load C:/Users/.../xampp/apache/modules/php5apache2_2.dll into server: The specified procedure could not be found.


I'm running 64-bit Win7 SP1. I was running Apache and MySQL as services before the upgrade. Both are still registered as services. Ports 80 and 443 are free and the 2008 C++ redistributable mentioned in other posts is up to date. The file exists in the specified location.

Any other suggestions? Thanks for your help.
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Re: Can't Get Apache to Start in 64 bit Win 7

Postby Altrea » 05. June 2012 15:39

Hi cpilko,

I hope you have uninstalled the previous version before you installed the current version.

cpilko wrote:Any other suggestions?

  • Don't install XAMPP into your Users folder
  • uninstall and reinstall the current XAMPP version like described here: viewtopic.php?p=179699#p179699
  • just register Windows services if everything is running smooth
  • Doublecheck if you really have the correct Windows Visual C++ Runtime installed (it has to be the 2008 x86 Version, independend if you are using a x64 OS. The 2010 Version does not work).

best wishes,
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Re: Can't Get Apache to Start in 64 bit Win 7

Postby cpilko » 05. June 2012 18:02

Thanks for your help! Uninstalling and reinstalling fresh to root did the trick.
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Re: Can't Get Apache to Start in 64 bit Win 7

Postby Altrea » 05. June 2012 18:14

You are welcome. I'm glad your problem could get solved :)
I marked your thread as solved.

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