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August 24, 2012

Wampserver installation error

Filed under: PHP — Tags: , — pritisolanki @ 10:03 am

On my machine I was trying to install Wamp stack and stumble upon an error…

httpd.exe – Unable to Locate Component

Description:This application has failed to start because MSVCR100.dll was not found .Re-installing the application may fix the problem

I am running a Window XP 32-bit machine.

I encountered this error previously as well but couldn’t resolve it. My mind was buzzing with “Why this error” when I have downloaded it from wampserver site directly!.Why did’t it popped up previously to me…

Reason:  I do not have VC++ installed on my new PC.

Also, good to note – WAMP server download page say – “You must install Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package x86 or x64” !!!!  so for my machine configuration , I downloaded  VC++ 2010 from here


Download & install the window redistributable package. once done, uninstall the previously install WAMP server and then re-install the App from fresh.

This time it worked for me :).


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