Two things -
Altrea know more than I on this - But I think the case is that Apache 2.4 has native support for OpenSSL. PHP no longer had to 'add' OpneSSL support. This is 'my' understanding
- The new Apache handler has built-in OpenSSL support, however it is OpenSSL 1.0 (new version) so it might be buggy. Try commenting out the php_openssl.dll extension line. Then restart, and test.
You can patch it (OpenSSL) backward with a workaround.viewtopic.php?p=193362
- look in the Windows Event Logs - Application and System - to see if you get a 'readout' on the specific fault. This might uncover an existing bug report.