Attempting to start Apache app...

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Attempting to start Apache app...

Postby apappas » 20. February 2015 00:03

Hello,

I installed xampp-win32-5.5.19-0-VC11-installer.exe on Windows XP SP3. I started the XAMPP Control Panel v3.2.1. I clicked on the Start button of the Apache module, and the following message was written:

[Apache] Attempting to start Apache app...

But no other message was written, and the background of the Apache label did not turn to green.

When I try to start D:\xampp\apache\bin\ApacheMonitor.exe I get the following error message:

D:\xampp\apache\bin\ApacheMonitor.exe is not a valid Win32 Application.

I am new to this. What can I do to get Apache started?

Best regards,

Alexandros
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Re: Attempting to start Apache app...

Postby gsmith » 20. February 2015 05:11

The problem is VC11, or rather XP. The Xampp package uses Apache compiled by the Apache Lounge. Apache Lounge's VC11 builds are not compatible with XP/2003. To be honest, I do not know of any VC11 compiled Apache available that is compatible with XP/2003.

Being that you're using a unsupported (by Microsoft) version of Windows, you're obviously not horribly concerned with security so try Xampp 1.8.2-6 built with VC9 and is compatible with XP/2003.
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Re: Attempting to start Apache app...

Postby apappas » 25. February 2015 22:56

Thank you, I installed xampp-win32-1.8.2-6-VC9-installer.exe and I was able to start Apache and MySQL from the "XAMPP Control Panel v3.2.1".
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