Weird error and Apache & MySQL not working!

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Weird error and Apache & MySQL not working!

Postby Ali Abou-Zeid » 30. October 2004 00:48

Hello all,

I have recently installed xampp using the installer provided on the website, when I click on "xampp basic start" from the start menu, a command prompt window opens up and then IE6 opens with XAMPP logo on and language select below, when I click "English" it takes ages to load and nothing happens then, I waited till it said "The page cannot be displayed", "Deutsche" is the same thing too. I checked out the logs and this is the only error in the log that's repeated to an extent that the log file was greater than 4MB, it starts reporting this error from just when it loads.

[Sat Oct 30 01:23:20 2004] [error] (OS 10038)An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket. : Child 3336: Encountered too many errors accepting client connections. Possible causes: dynamic address renewal, or incompatible VPN or firewall software. Try using the Win32DisableAcceptEx directive.

I have WinXP with SP2, it's firewall is disabled because I use Zone Alarm Pro, I enabled all programs for xampp to act as server and access Internet, further more the log of Zone Alarm Pro has nothing blocked for apache or mysql. I also tried closing the firewall and I still get this error.

Any clue?
Ali Abou-Zeid
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Postby JusticeIsDead » 30. October 2004 01:13

well, ive ben waiting for someone to help me with my problem, and have actually looked so long, and so much, that i know that ur problem is somewhat related in a way to mine, the post under this by "bugman" will fix this problem for you, altho it didnt for me, imsure it will for you, its HERE.

btw its ur zonealarm ;)
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Postby Ali Abou-Zeid » 01. November 2004 12:33


Doesn't work, thanks for help though.

I installed it on my laptop that has Win2000, also Zone Alarm Pro, and it works perfectly, so, now I'm 100% sure it's not Zone Alarm.

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