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My WAMP Icon is always yellow. Port 80 is not in use, I don't use Skype, and these are the error messages that I get:

[Wed Sep 28 19:21:17 2011] [crit] (OS 6)The handle is invalid.  : master_main: create     child process failed. Exiting.
[Wed Sep 28 19:21:47 2011] [notice] Parent: Forcing termination of child process 36 
[Wed Sep 28 19:26:15 2011] [notice] Apache/2.2.8 (Win32) PHP/5.2.6 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Wed Sep 28 19:26:15 2011] [notice] Server built: Jan 18 2008 00:37:19
[Wed Sep 28 19:26:15 2011] [notice] Parent: Created child process 3344
[Wed Sep 28 19:26:15 2011] [crit] (OS 10050)A socket operation encountered a dead network.  : alloc_listener: failed to get a socket for (null)
Syntax error on line 46 of C:/wamp/bin/apache/apache2.2.8/conf/httpd.conf:
Listen setup failed
[Wed Sep 28 19:26:15 2011] [crit] (OS 6)The handle is invalid.  : master_main: create child process failed. Exiting.
[Wed Sep 28 19:26:45 2011] [notice] Parent: Forcing termination of child process 36 

What's wrong with the WAMP application?

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belongs on serverfault. –  Daniel A. White Sep 29 '11 at 1:31
    
What is "wamp"? I think you've used the wrong tag. –  John Saunders Sep 29 '11 at 1:31
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Windows, Apache, MySql, and PHP. –  Daniel A. White Sep 29 '11 at 1:32
    
user should check/confirm what line 46 of C:/wamp/bin/apache/apache2.2.8/conf/httpd.conf is –  BoyMars Sep 29 '11 at 6:40

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Syntax error on line 46 of C:/wamp/bin/apache/apache2.2.8/conf/httpd.conf: Listen setup failed

Your httpd.conf file has a syntax error which is preventing Apache from starting.

Post the contents of the file and we can probably better assist.

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It appears that your Listen statement is incorrect in your httpd.conf file. Generally it would be of the form

Listen 80

to mean listen on port 80 on all available IP addresses.

Listen 127.0.0.1:80

to listen only on the IP loopback interface and so on.

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