I have a windows 2003 server using IIS6 and PHP. I am using a PHP Framework and on loading a page of the framework, after 15 seconds I get the following error:

FastCGI Error

The FastCGI Handler was unable to process the request.
Error Details:

The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly
Error Number: -2147467259 (0x80004005).
Error Description: Unspecified error
HTTP Error 500 - Server Error.
Internet Information Services (IIS)

My Fast CGI settings are as follows:

[PHP 5.3]

Does anybody know whats going wrong?


After looking at the Event Viewer, I can see the following error: Faulting application php-cgi.exe, version, faulting module php5.dll, version, fault address 0x00091818.


What exact version of PHP are you using?

You should use the VC9 versions, to use PHP with IIS.

Also you will need to have the Microsoft 2008 C++ Runtime installed:

x86 version: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9B2DA534-3E03-4391-8A4D-074B9F2BC1BF&displaylang=en

x64 version: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bd2a6171-e2d6-4230-b809-9a8d7548c1b6&displaylang=en

Also, if register_globals is set to 'On' in php.ini, you will get this error.

0x80004005 is normally a security issue.

  • Yes I have both VC9 php and the 2008 C++ runtime. The exact version of php is 5.3.9 but i've tried other 5.3 versions aswell
    – Matt
    Mar 21 '12 at 12:04
  • Also register globals is set to 'Off'
    – Matt
    Mar 21 '12 at 12:43
  • That is weird stuff then. Is there any information in the Windows error log?
    – JapyDooge
    Mar 21 '12 at 17:41

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