Hi all!
After a recent upgrade to PHP 5.3.1, I cannot get my apache http server to start. The only way I can seem to get it started is by commenting out the lines that make PHP work. Thinking, naturally, that the recent PHP was at fault, I reinstalled it. When that did not work, I downloaded the previous version and installed it. Apache still would not start. I also tried completely uninstalling both Apache and PHP and reinstalling both the old and new versions. Still, nothing. Any ideas?

Could you include the contents of your php.conf (Or wherever your PHP is configured in httpd.conf)

My httpd.conf file is attached.

Since, after the first reply, nobody else has helped me, I tried uninstalling apache, mysql, and php and just installing wamp. At least that works.

Even I faced the same problem, searched net for hours but could not find the solution. Thank you very much for pointing out Wamp.

Wamp is working great. Its very good alternative.

Thanks a lot again.

Even I faced the same problem, searched net for hours but could not find the solution. Thank you very much for pointing out Wamp.

Wamp is working great. Its very good alternative.

Thanks a lot again.

As a note, WAMP is generaly considered to be unsecure and should NOT be used for production sites or anything accessible from outside your network. Apache/PHP are not natively compatible with Windows and should be run from Linux/Unix systems for anything going live. If you want to run your site of windows you should consider IIS on Windows Server with PHP running through FastCGI