Apache Won't Start! Please I Need Help!!

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Apache Won't Start! Please I Need Help!!

Postby x247 » 24. July 2012 15:40

Hello forum members

I need help please. I installed XAMP 1.8 on my Windows XP SP3 and tried to run it but below are the error message I keep on getting from the control panel.

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How can I stop the MS service (inetinfo.exe) that is currently using the two ports (80 and 443) required by Apache to start and run.

I have also installed the recommended Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable (see image below)

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I'll appreciate if any help is given to this problem

Thank

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Re: Apache Won't Start! Please I Need Help!!

Postby Altrea » 24. July 2012 16:16

Hi x247,

Your Microsoft IIS Server is blocking the needed ports.
If you don't need it, you should simply remove this module in the windows modules Dialog.

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Re: Apache Won't Start! Please I Need Help!!

Postby JonB » 24. July 2012 16:19

Yes -

You are apparently also running Microsoft's IIS "Internet Information Server "

You 'stop' it in Windows Service Manager. then make that long term by changing its Start Type to 'Manual'

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Re: Apache Won't Start! Please I Need Help!!

Postby x247 » 24. July 2012 20:32

Huge thanks to 'AItrea' and 'JonB'!

I did as you recommended, that is turning off the 'Microsoft IIS' from the Windows Service Manager thus:

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Now, Apache can start and run smoothly...

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I'm very happy about this. Thanks to you guys for the wonderful work you're doing here.

Although, I don't know what started and is using the IIS that I stopped, all I know is that my XAMP is running ok!

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Re: Apache Won't Start! Please I Need Help!!

Postby Altrea » 24. July 2012 21:01

You are welcome :D
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