[thelist] aspx on winXP and IIS 5.1: Something is rotten

Casey Crookston casey at thecrookstons.com
Tue Sep 7 23:03:44 CDT 2004

Running IIS 5.1 on Windows XP.

I figured it's time to upgrade from classic ASP to ASP.NET, but I hit an
early snag.  It became clear right away that IIS 5.1 was not processing any
server side code in a file with the .aspx extension.  Any code was being
passed to the browser as plain html.

I did some hunting around Google and msdn and found this:


I tried both of the fixes on that page and they both failed... both returned
an error, so I "repaired the IIS mappings for ASP.NET" manually by entering
a new Executable path for .aspx extensions and mapping it to:

I then stopped and re-started IIS, and for good measure I even did a reboot.
Now, when I try to load even the most simple of pages with a .aspx
extension, this is the extent of the output:

-2147467259 (0x80004005)

And when I view the source, this is what it looks like:

<html>-2147467259 (0x80004005)</body></html>

So, of course I googled this as well, and it looks like the error 0x80004005
has to do with a buffer/memory overload, although I didn't find anything
specific to my case.

I'm out of ideas.



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