extension php_zip.dll causing php to fail on start

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Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:00 pm

I'm using PHP 5 and apache 2.2 on XP prof, but did not install zip extension during the initial php/apache installation.

I've posted this on another forum and had plenty of views, but no replies. I've searched the web high and low and don't get very far. One other important point to add, I'm also using mysql and phpadmin, so to my knowledge I have not needed PECL or PEAR in the past.

I have downloaded and extracted Pecl-5.16-win32zip package and extracted the contents (including php_zip.dll) to c:\PHP\ext. I have also amended the php.ini and included the line extension=php_zip.dll

I have checked my php.ini extensions parameter (extension_dir ="C:\PHP\ext"), this seems correct.

However, When I restart Apache, I get a frustrating windows error (Apache HTTP Server has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.) followed by an apache error "the requested operation has failed!"

I have searched high and low for a resolution but seem to be going in circles. Is there something simple I've have missed?

Can anyone help?

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