Unable to start Apache server on windows xp

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Unable to start Apache server on windows xp

Postby JAS55 » 30. September 2012 04:59

Using a Win XP (SP2) OS computer, downloaded Xampp 1.8, using the .zip. Extracted the files to the root of a second hard drive on the machine, started the xampp console. MySQL starts is assigned a PID and PORT number. Apache does not start, the console status says "Starting Apache...", nothing happens.

Please let me know what to try next.

Desperately seeking Apache service :?
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Re: Unable to start Apache server on windows xp

Postby JJ_Tagy » 30. September 2012 14:46

Use the netstat button to see if ports 80 and 443 are in use or open.
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Re: Unable to start Apache server on windows xp

Postby JAS55 » 01. October 2012 01:30

Hello,
Thank you for the reply.

Ran netstat, ports 80 and 443 are not in use. Other suggestions? To add, I'm not sure of the installation. I used the .zip file, extracted the files but was at a loss for what to do next. Started the xampp control panel. MySql starts, still no Apache service.

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Re: Unable to start Apache server on windows xp

Postby JAS55 » 07. October 2012 03:11

Hey JJ_Tagy, found a fix.
Reinstalled Xampp using the installer .exe method.
Use the comment made my Rankxerox1984, from another thread under the same subject and it worked. Apache service is running. Now working on MySQL service to start. Oh well...
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Re: Unable to start Apache server on windows xp

Postby JonB » 08. October 2012 20:32

Start a thread on the MySQL problem :!:
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