Terrible Apache trouble on startup, Invalid argument / handle is invalid
Posted on 2009-05-15
(using: windows vista business ed, apache 2.2)
Before I restarted my system, I restarted Apache and all was fine. Then I restarted my system (don't ask! ;-) and I found myself confronted with the following errors:
[notice] Apache/2.2.11 (Win32) PHP/5.2.9-2 configured -- resuming normal operations
[notice] Server built: Dec 10 2008 00:10:06
[crit] (22)Invalid argument: Parent: Failed to create the child process.
[crit] (OS 6)The handle is invalid. : master_main: create child process failed. Exiting.
[notice] Parent: Forcing termination of child process 36
setting the loglevel to debug did not give more information about this "invalid argument". The windows event viewer gave me:
[warn] (OS 2)The system cannot find the file specified. : No installed ConfigArgs for the service "Apache2.2", using Apache defaults. .
but that's what it always used to give. Just before the error above, it confirms loading of PHP. I tried removing all virtual hosts, removed PHP etc, but to no avail. I checked the startup arguments, (changed them to see behavior if things go wrong) but don't seem to manage.
Anybody aware of what's going on? How do I find out what Apache is complaining about?