Error: prepend string php stops you from accessing your website when it occurs.
This issue can stem from a number of reasons, but the good news is that there are several troubleshooting tips you can use to resolve it.
- The prepend string php error can be due to missing packages or missing php.ini file.
- To fix it, try installing PHP from the command-line.
- Another simple way to fix it is by creating a dedicated php.ini file and adding the required PHP settings.
PC problems? Solve them in minutes.
Run the Repair Services tool
- Go to Start > type services.msc > double-click to open Services
- Scroll to the bottom, right-click on PHP, and select Properties
- Click the Startup Type drop-down menu and select Automatic
- Check Error reporting is enabled
Run SFC Scan
- Press Windows + S to open the Search menu, enter cmd in the text field at the top, and click on the relevant search result.
- Right-click on Command prompt in the search results, and select Run as Administrator to open the window shown below.
- In the Command prompt window, enter the sfc /scannow command, and press the Enter key.
Run the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) tool
- To open the Command prompt, press the Windows key + X hotkey.
- Select the Command prompt (Admin) option.
- Input the following command on the Command prompt: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
- DISM is a command-line tool. Press the Enter key after entering each command to run it.
- Then, input the following command on the Command prompt: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth /Checkhealth
- If the tool finds errors, enter the /FixHealth argument and the /Online argument to try again.
- Restart your desktop or laptop after running the tool.
Run the chkdsk utility
- Press windows key + R to open Run, type chkdsk /f (without quotation marks) and click OK to run it.
- Check for any disk errors and fix them.
- Restart your computer.
Run the SFC Scan
- Press Windows + R to open Run, enter cmd in the text field, and click on the OK button.
- In the Command prompt window, type the sfc /scannow command, and press the Enter key.
- Wait for the process to complete, and restart your computer.
- Run the IISReset Command
Create an IISRESET file
- Press Windows key + S and enter iisreset. Choose the first result from the list.
- When the IISReset window opens, check the Restart now option. Now press the OK button.
Create a new php.ini file
- Open File Explorer.
- Search for drive:/windows/system32/config/php.ini
- Right-click on the php.ini file and select Open.
- Add the following line to the php.ini file: extension=php_curl.dll
- Save the changes and restart your Windows PC.