PHP 5.2.2 Setup on Windows
By Alison Holloway on May 16, 2007
I've just been setting up PHP 5.2.2 on Windows XP Pro, with Apache 2.0.59. I couldn't get Apache to find the correct php.ini file. It was looking in C:\Windows, instead of where I installed PHP. The httpd.conf file told Apache to look in C:\Program Files\PHP, but it wasn't. So none of the extensions were loading.
I figured out that changing the back slashes to forward slashes fixes the problem. I wanted to blog about this as The Underground PHP and Oracle Manual that we've just released doesn't mention this problem, and you may encounter it yourselves. So if you do, you know the fix. And yes, I've logged a bug with PHP for this. :-)