Thanks you very much for you valuable advice; I am giving a last try if not working then I will try xampp.
I managed to start apache now. But when I try to access vufind I am getting popup error message
szAppName : httpd.exe szAppVer : 220.127.116.11 szModName : php5ts.dll
szModVer : 18.104.22.168 offset : 0000ac5a
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I trouble getting vuFind started on Windows (quite some time ago now) until I changed to using Xampp where everything was set up for me. If you can’t find a solution, that may be a last ditch option.
I have since switched to running vufind on virtual box ubuntu installation.
Do you mind sharing your httpd-vufind.conf file? Perhaps there is a problem in there.
Have you looked at your Apache error logs? Those sometimes offer clues.
Have you tried running httpd.exe in your Apache bin folder from the command line? This sometimes allows you to see startup errors that are not visible when you load Apache as a service.