XAMPP - Apache service stops running after few seconds.

Posted by Fábio Antunes on Server Fault See other posts from Server Fault or by Fábio Antunes
Published on 2010-05-07T00:26:02Z Indexed on 2010/05/07 0:29 UTC
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I have this big problem with my Xampp server, for some reason the Apache service stops running after a few seconds it as been started, and i have no idea what the problem is, and the error logs don't say much about the problem.

[Fri May 07 01:09:32 2010] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
[Fri May 07 01:09:32 2010] [notice] Digest: done
[Fri May 07 01:09:33 2010] [notice] Apache/2.2.14 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.14 OpenSSL/0.9.8l mod_autoindex_color PHP/5.3.1 mod_apreq2-20090110/2.7.1 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.1 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Fri May 07 01:09:33 2010] [notice] Server built: Nov 11 2009 14:29:03
[Fri May 07 01:09:33 2010] [crit] (22)Invalid argument: Parent: Failed to create the child process.
[Fri May 07 01:09:33 2010] [crit] (OS 6)O identificador é inválido.  : master_main: create child process failed. Exiting.
[Fri May 07 01:09:33 2010] [notice] Parent: Forcing termination of child process 36 

identificador é inválido (pt_PT) => identifier is invalid.


  • No other applications is using the Apache port.

I have done some changes to the httpd.conf file but, it as worked well for allot of time.

  • Added some virtual hosts.
  • Enabled xdebug.

As this happen to anyone, that could tell me whats the problem?

Thanks for your time.

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