Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly

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Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly

Postby flori21 » 11. November 2012 12:11

I installed XAMPP (1.8, windows 7), deactivated the User Account Control as promtped and tried again, was getting error

Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
12:35:35 [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
12:35:35 [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
12:35:35 [Apache] Check the "/xampp/apache/logs/error.log" file
12:35:35 [Apache] and the Windows Event Viewer for more clues



and their is not "/xampp/apache/logs/error.log" file because apache does not start yet

thank you for help
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Re: Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly

Postby JonB » 11. November 2012 19:38

Ummm, yes its not working because 'system' is using port 80 (that would mean, almost certainly, that the httpd.sys driver is at work)

- most likely - you have either

IIS running (whether or not you are aware of it)
A Web management interface for a MS server software running - a likely candidate MSSQL Server

Windows Task Manager > Performance > Resource Monitor > Listening Ports will tell you what is on Port 80

Both use the httpd.sys streamer (which is a core driver) - so 'system' is reported as the executable/service that is running.

Google 'httpd.sys'
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Re: Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly

Postby ashok.tvl » 14. November 2012 10:28

Port 80 in use by "system" for this problem disable the service

Stop "Web Deployment Agent Service"

Now you start Apache Service

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