Apache services stop on Vista

#1
Ok, I've Googled this quite a bit to no end.

I purchased two Dell machines over the past year - one was a laptop, another was a new XPS desktop. Both came with Vista installed.

Before, with my machines that were running XP, I was running WAMP just fine.

On Vista, Apache stops working intermittently. The error message "The Apache Service Has Stopped Working. Windows is Checking For a Solution"

It often will happen just when I go to the main localhost page from the WAMP task-tray icon. The page will come up, but then Apache shuts down as a result.

Then sometimes Apache will go for quite a while without any problems (i.e. a few hours).

I read on one forum where someone asked if localhost could be pinged when the error about the Apache Service stopping to work. So I tried this, and localhost still pings just fine.

I have Norton Internet Security on one machine. and Trend Micro on the laptop.

WAMP has this problems on both machines that are running Vista. Again - on XP, I never had this issue.

I had no problem installing WAMP on my Vista machines, and the localhost page always comes up - but there seems to be about a 40% chance that when it does come up, it will then cause the Apache Service to stop working.

PhPAdmin can cause it to happen as well as my own php code I am writing.

Is anyone else having this problem with Vista?

Any help solving this would be greatly appreciated!

P.S. I apologize if this is a duplicate post. I've searched this forum and could not find anyone who had this exact issue.
 


#4
Someone finally pointed me in the right direction.

The culprit is Xdebug. If you have Xdebug installed as a PHP extension on Vista, it will intermittently crash Apache. It's a known issue, but has yet to be corrected. :frown:
 


Celestra

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#5
This is good to know. Thanks for writing back with the answer!!!!!
 


kemical

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#6
English please......:)
 


#7
Update - Xdebug released a new version - 2.0.4 - unfortunately this newer version still does not address the issue of Xdebug causing the apache service to intermittently stop working. :mad:

Hopefully it will get addressed soon.
 


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