I too am getting an error launching apache 2.0.43 with the php 4.2.3 module (not the CGI). I have Win98SE
My command is this:
Apache.exe -w -f "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\conf\httpd.conf" -d "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\."
The error is this:
Syntax error on line 978 of C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/conf/httpd.conf:
Cannot load F:/php/sapi/php4apache.dll into server: One of the library files
needed to run this application cannot be found.
Line 978 and on reads:
LoadModule php4_module "f:/php/sapi/php4apache.dll"
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .php3 .phtml
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
I have php4ts.dll in both the system and system32 directories (just in case). I tried backslashes instead which lets apache load but php won't work.
I tried copying everything to my c: drive and updating the LoadModule line to point to C instead of F. Same error.
I even tried the command like this:
Apache.exe -w -f "C:\Progra~1\Apache~1\Apache2\conf\httpd.conf" -d "C:\Progra~1\Apache~1\Apache2\."
I tried the LoadModule line without quotes: Same error.