I've searched the forums and see a lot of people get this problem, but can't find a solution. My old machine died and I am trying to get my test site moved over. Should be simple, install Wamserver and copy my site folder, drupal and all.
I can access and use all the features of the website, but I can NOT use any item on the admin menus other than add content. I get a "connection was reset" error in all browsers.
localhost on working site:
Windows XP (32bit)
Wampserver 2.1 (32bit)
New computer is Windows 8 and I am trying to use the 64 bit Wampserver. I have tried re-installing and using every version of Apache and PhP that I could other than going down to 32 bit. I can't find my exact versions on the Wampserver site. They don't have PhP 5.5.8, for example. It has to be a setting somewhere but I've compared my Php.ini, httpd.conf, and my.in files. I've upped my memory_limit and whatever timeouts I can find.
The only log with an error that hints at the problem is the Apache error log which shows this:
Parent: child process exited with status 255 -- Restarting
Without being able to look at my reports from the admin menu and have some kind of better logging, I'm dead in the water. Ideas on how I can find out where the problem is coming from?
The windows application event log shows this:
Faulting application name: httpd.exe, version: 22.214.171.124, time stamp: 0x4faff1ba
Faulting module name: php5ts.dll, version: 126.96.36.199, time stamp: 0x4fb027d7
Exception code: 0xc00000fd
SOLUTION: Copying the files from another machine makes the folders read-only in windows. The /tmp folder and the /sites/default/files must be read/write. Right clicking on each folder and unchecking "read-only" fixed the problem.