Interestingly the files in httdoc/xampp/ equating to http://localhost/xampp/ work fine.
error message is
The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there was an error in a CGI script.
If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.
Apache/2.2.3 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.3 OpenSSL/0.9.8c mod_autoindex_color PHP/5.1.6
Suspect that its something in httpd.conf...BUt iam a little in the dark.
Any help advice would be gratefully received