no cgi access why not!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on 2004-11-10
Last Modified: 2010-03-04
I installed Apache 2.0 on XP and i can get the normal page with http://localhost/
but i cant get any cgi scripts to work..
this is the error mfrom the log

[Wed Nov 10 23:48:39 2004] [error] [client] (OS 3)The system cannot find the path specified.  : couldn't create child process: 720003: addrbook.cgi
[Wed Nov 10 23:48:39 2004] [error] [client] (OS 3)The system cannot find the path specified.  : couldn't spawn child process: C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/addrbook.cgi

Question by:Dinkleburger
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    Expert Comment

    is it a 404 - Not Found, 500 - Internal Server Error or a 403 - Forbidden error your getting and does the file C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/addrbook.cgi actually exist?

    Author Comment

    Its a 500 internal server error
    the file addrbook.cgi exist
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    Expert Comment

    what happens when you run the file from the command prompt?
    C$>  C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/cgi-bin/addrbook.cgi

    Does the script work if you upload it to a known good site?
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    Accepted Solution

    Perl package installed correctly to your computer?

    Check this link, and ensure all options are correctly set on your server...

    Author Comment

    thanks everyone for help...

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