Apache won't start

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Apache won't start

Postby madsmartapple » 19. July 2012 19:21

Hey this is some weird issue with httpd-xampp.conf, it's simple there's apparently an issue on line 19.. Says something like "httpd.exe: Syntax error on line 455 of C:/xampp/apache/conf/httpd.conf: Syntax error on line 19 of C:/xampp/apache/conf/extra/httpd-xampp.conf: Cannot load C:/xampp/apache/modules/php5apache2_2.dll into server: The specified module could not be found. Apache konnte nicht gestartet werden Apache could not be started"
Help me please, I have a game setup and tons of users waiting for me to start my game up again.
Edit: By the way.. It was working before but it stopped working after I followed a tutorial to try and make phpmyadmin public so I can access it from my other computer... In the tutorial it said to replace the text in the tutorial with everything in the httpd-xampp.conf file, so I know that's the issue..But I don't know what I did wrong :?: :?:
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Re: Apache won't start

Postby JonB » 19. July 2012 21:06

A - pleasant salutations work better -
B - "As you can see from my post..Which has not been answered. ^.^"
Should I give you my cell number?

Do you have the Microsoft C++ 2008 runtime libraries installed?

32 bit -
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ... px?id=5582

Good Luck
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Re: Apache won't start

Postby kalkulatorkredytowy » 26. July 2012 15:10

JonB wrote:Should I give you my cell number?

Hahaha that was funny.

Anyways, the solution to your problem was posted on this forum before, just use search button. Either way JohnB's solution will work for you.
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Re: Apache won't start

Postby hackattack142 » 26. July 2012 21:51

Actually, based on the OP's description, it is most likely not a runtimes issue since it was working until he overwrote a configuration file.

Assuming your profile information is correct and you have 1.8.0, you most likely found a pre-1.8.0 httpd-xampp.conf file which is not compatible with the new version as per your error suggests. The configuration file you put in there has PHP setup lines specifically for Apache 2.2.x and PHP 5.3.x. XAMPP 1.8.0 has Apache 2.4.x and PHP 5.4.x and will look for a different bridge file (it is expecting 'php5apache2_4.dll' but the configuration file you overwrote it with contains 'php5apache2_2.dll' which is wrong and why you are getting that error.

Also, that URI to the picture that you posted is a path/location on your computer and is not viewable by anyone but you.
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