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httpd.exe: Could not open configuration file C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/conf/httpd.conf: The system cannot find the path specified.
[Sat Oct 17 19:26:09 2009] [warn] (OS 995)The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request. : winnt_accept: Asynchronous AcceptEx failed.
I'm trying to configure it with php5.2, and haven't even tried installing mySQL yet but that's (hopefully) next on my list once (if) I fix this. Several times I've had to reinstall the program, making sure the previous program is completely removed first.
If it's a stupid mistake I'm missing because I'm new to this, or something quite common, I'd appreciate some help to get rid of the headache it's giving me. Thanks.
in step # 4, can you see apache-feather icon in system tray? can you right click on it and check service if it is running or not?
I think your apache is running as a service, long the days gone when I used to work in PHP on windows (and I do not use Vista :) ) but as far as I remember about this problem, you need to KILL your apache service.
CTRL + ALT + DEL and open the TASK MANAGER. Kill the apache.exe or httpd.exe etc by right click and End Process Tree. Then check if your apache-feather icon goes red/disabled. Even when you mouseover after killing service it might disappear from system tray.
what you can try is to reinstall Apache but do not run it as a windows service. That might help.
and if you are using PHP5.3.0 then let me tell you, you might run into troubles while installing MySQL as it has some problem with MySQL. I think, currently MySQL works well with php5.2.x
However, I am not sure, you can give it a try.
Thanks, I'll keep the 5.2.x version than.
I think you SHOULD NOT RUN apache as a service on your machine unless you are hosting some website from it. I have always seen that when you run apache as a service it gives lots of troubles in installing other softwares because they need to modify the apache configuration and apache is already running and hence retaliating against changes.
just because of this complexity of installing php environment / apache on windows, softwares like wamp and xamp are so famous. But I do not encourage you to use these softwares. You can keep trying, there must be a way a to install apache 2.2 on vista.
Please try this article [senese.wordpress.com...] (@forum Moderator: please do not erase the URL, he really needs it)
I hope it helps.