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I'm starting a fresh installed instance of Apache 2.2.16 service under Windows Server 64 bit:

> net start apache2.2
The Apache2.2 service could not be started.

The same thing happens starting it from Services. Nothing has appeared under logs/. None change was introduced into configs.

Please advise how to look at the logs at least.

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I ran in a smiliar problem on friday so you might want to run apache from terminal:

$ %PROGRAMFILES%\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe

or something analog to this should do the trick. If you have also PHP5 installed I ran into problems if the installation path contained special chars.

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Thanks! Finally I got the error message running httpd.exe as you suggested. – Pavel Vlasov Dec 13 '10 at 9:57

I'm not a Windows administrator, but in the Apache installation path, you should have a directory named "log", look at error.log or something like.

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