February 9th, 2013, 02:42 PM
Windows 8 install
I’m having problems setting up PHP on my new windows machine. I downloaded and unzip php-5.4.11-nts-Win32-VC9-x86.zip into a directory called php5.4 and then place my php.ini file in the Windows directory. When I call php with “php –version” I receive the following error:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'C:\php5.4\ext\php_pdo.dll' - The specified module could not be found.
in Unknown on line 0
PHP 5.4.11 (cli) (built: Jan 16 2013 20:26:26)
Copyright (c) 1997-2013 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.4.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Zend Technologies
The file 'C:\php5.4\ext\php_pdo.dll' is not in the distribution that I have and is not called by php .ini
So the question that I have is what should I be looking for next in order to resolve this?
February 9th, 2013, 03:28 PM
Run php -i | more and look for the line Loaded Configuration File to verify which ini file is being loaded. There is no need for a php_pdo extension past 5.3, it is built-in by default. You just need to remove the line from which ever ini file it is coming from.
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February 9th, 2013, 06:17 PM
I was using my old php.ini file and not copying the model file that came with the new distribution.
Originally Posted by kicken
Thanks for the help!
February 10th, 2013, 10:51 PM
I tried two installs of the Apache server today and they both did not work.
I am running windows 8 and I am hoping someone will give me the exact name of the MSI file that they used to install a functioning compatible version with PHP.
After a third try I got it complete!