wamp- Could not execute menu item (internal error): The service has not been started


Sometime wamp server display the message in a popup window that “Could not execute menu item (internal error)[Exception] Could not perform service action: The service has not been started.”

wamp- Could not execute menu item (internal error): The service has not been started

You can fix it by following these ways…

Solution 1

By default, wamp server will take the PORT 80. If PORT 80 uses by some other application it will not start. To change the wamp server port.

    • Click on the wamp server tray icon.
    • Go to the Apache.
    • Select http.conf and click on it. It will open in a notepad editor.
    • Scroll down and you will see the port number that WAMP server takes.
    • Change that port number to:
#Listen x.x.x.x:8099
Listen 8099
  • Save that files and restart the services.
  • Check by typing localhost:8099 in your browser.

Solution 2

Sometime wamp server services have been stopped by Windows.

  • Press Windows+R
  • Enter services.msc and click on OK
  • Locate service with name wampapache
  • And check if its status is Running. In case not, right click » start.

Solution 3

If all above is not able to fix your problem you can try the last one.

  • Press Windows+R
  • Enter services.msc and click the OK
  • Locate service with name wampapache
  • Right click wampapacheand,wampmysqld. Click on the properties
  • And change Start Type to Manual or Automatic

We hope one of the above can resolve your wamp server problem and in my case Solution 3 works.


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