Apache2 Service won't start on machine running Windows XP Pro SP2 - 500 POINTS!!
Posted on 2006-05-09
I have an Apache web server running on a Windows XP Pro SP2 machine. I did not install the web server and am not familar with it to solve this problem. It had been running fine and due to contractor turnover I was asked to change the Admin password on the machine. I changed the password and did not realize it would affect the Apache web server. I was asked to look into why the application that was running on the web server was no longer accessible. When I log in to the PC via Remote Desktop Connection, I checked and found that the service wasn't started. When I tried to start it I received an error. I checked the System Log file and found that it could not login using Admin (password had been changed). I selected properties from the Services Console and chose Edit for the Apache2 service. I changed the password to the new password and tried to start the service again. This time I get the following error:
Windows could not start the Apache2 on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Micorsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 1.
The System Event Log has the following concerning the APache2 Service:
Info - The Apache2 service was successfully sent a start control.
Info - The Apache2 service entered the stopped state.
Error - The Apache2 service terminated with service-specific error 1 (0x1).
Other info you should know is that another web server, WebCrossing, was installed on this machine to support a forum project that another contractor is working on. I thought maybe that was the problem so I stopped the service and tried to restart the Apache2 service but still got the same error. Any help would be greatly appreciated!