Can't get apache running!

Posted on 2003-03-19
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Last Modified: 2010-03-04
Got this error help!

I'm trying to install a apache server, but it aint going like it should, I'm behind a router and that was giving me problems with Apache 1.3 (i think) now I got 2.0.44 and I get this error :\ huh!

local ip:

Local host: co135213-a.almel1.ov.home.nl ( (grabbed it from mirc)

OS: win xp

the first error:
[Wed Mar 19 09:49:59 2003] [error] (OS 2)Het systeem kan het opgegeven bestand n
iet vinden.  : No installed service named "Apache".
Note the errors or messages above, and press the <ESC> key to exit.  22...

Could someone plz explain how I can get apache running, plz!

hope i gave you guys enough info, if i didnt plz say
Question by:PhReAk
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ID: 8165314
think the error message is self-explanating (at least for people understanding dutch:)
  There is no apache service running, 'cause it is not installed (or cannot be found).
Probably you missed a reboot?
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ID: 8165772
ahoffmann, I know you knew spanish... how about dutch :)

PhReak; or maybe you need to redo the installation.  Btw, on my machine; the service name for Apache2 would be "Apache2".  (my machine is Win2K,  and I think it should not be too much different in XP too).

try running "services.msc" and see if "Apache2" is listed in the service list.  If not, restart the machine, and/or redo installation.


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ID: 8165898
Het systeem kan het opgegeven bestand n
iet vinden.  

--> system can't find the given file

I installed it for like 5 times in a row and it ain't in the services list, (services.msc) apache2 or apache. (even after rebooting...)
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ID: 8165989
Which version that you use; EXE or MSI package?

I would recommend that you use the MSI packages (as I do have some problem with EXE (or ZIP) in the past).


If you already tried the MSI?  Then, check if you had IIS or PWS installed.  Try to remove them.  And remove apache as well, make sure your XP is clean, reboot, and reinstalled (again!).  And make sure you had Administrator rights.


Author Comment

ID: 8166570
I'm not using IIS but I'm not familiar with PWS..what's that? (feels really dumb) and I'm using the MSI packages

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WysG earned 750 total points
ID: 8167223
I've gotten a similar error
It was due to another Service to run on port 80.

If you got Oracle 9i installed, it install Apache witch run on port 80 by default

So check in the service list, a service that could use port 80 (Any Webserver like IIS ou Personal Web Server(PWS) use 80 as port by default

Find this service, stop it, and reinstaller Apache, it should install the service without any problem
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Expert Comment

ID: 8167808
 netstat -an
will tell you which ports are used
  net start
will tell you which services are running

samri, don't know dutch, just can understand a bit 'cause it's close to german (or vice versa;)
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Expert Comment

ID: 8167981
ahoffmann - I salute you for being multilangual - english, spanish, german, and who knows what next.  Btw, do you know "bahasa malaysia" by any chance -- it's close to indonesian language (slightly better :)).

PhReAk, another option to know what is (already) running on port 80, you could try to do a "telnet localhost 80", and type in anything, then hit enter (return key) twice, then you will get some error message -- which normally tells you what server it is (in most cases).

However, AFAIK, Apache will still install, and the service will get registered, even though "somebody" already took port 80 -- it's just cannot run since it (apache) cannot bind to port 80.

What we have here it, the service itself is not installed (registered).

-- perhaps we need to get M$ Experts here.

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ID: 8183519
Thnx for your help! :) was the port 80 err.

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