Today I am up to the configuration stage in the Installation of Magento on my own localhost server but when I press continue Iget a message from windows saying â€˜apache http server has stopped working, close programâ€™ .
I am install Magento under Xampp 1.7 for windows platform, and I use Vista Home Basic System.
I studied about 1 hour, and get the issue resolved, I found that any php programs using PDO crashed apache. Here’s the fix, which I found on the german language xampp board, download this: http://windows.php.net/downloads/snaps/php-5.2-win32-VC6-x86-latest.zip
unzip, then copy libmysql.dll into xampp\apache\bin and xampp\php. Restart apache and you should be good.