When I type
cfstatus in a command window I get the message:
could not contact ColdFusion application server on this machine
When I type
cfstart I get the message:
ColdFusion could not be started because its already running
Did you install coldfusion Developer edition?
If so, what happens when you navigate to this in your browser?:
If you get a login screen, everything seems to be working fine and all you need to do is start writing code in the wwwroot folder.
If you don't get the Coldfusion Administrator login screen, or you installed a different edition, please answer the following questions for me:
http://localhost:8500/CFIDE/administratorif not the login page?
The quick way to restart CF9 on a Windows Server is from the Services snap-in
Start -> Run -> services.msc -> "ColdFusion 9 Application Server" right-click -> Restart
Note that on rare occasions that CF takes a long time to stop and the restart event times out waiting for it to stop, you may need to wait a little longer and refresh the Services list to see when the Status changes from "Started" to blank, and then manually select Start.
Sometimes this happens with ColdFusiuon, I don't know why, but the following steps worked for me