Okay, I admit. I am stupid. I have this famous problem with the splash screen popping up all the time.
I searched for splash, stopped & started apache many times, cleared my cache (temporary internet files) but I keep getting the stubborn splash screen. I have read most of the XAMPP Faq.
In C:\Program Files\xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf I changed these
and ~20 lines below that:
# This should be changed to whatever you set DocumentRoot to.
In that directory is a index.php
In my browser, under extra, internet-options, I clicked 'remove files' as this is what think is 'clearing the cache'.
I know this problem pops up on this forum every 2 days, if not more often. I read a lot of these posts, but still can't manage to make it work.
I feel utterly stupid.
Would it be an idea to add a page to the http://127.0.0.1/xampp/ default installation, with a step-by-step instruction how to fix this? It seems that almost everybody runs into this problem....