... and 127.0.0.1 localhost is not commented out. http://127.0.01
does not work, so there is no dns issue. ...
Ah, let me re-phrase what I was asking. The only line that is not commented out is that one. There are no other lines, un-commented.
I remember seeing somewhere here (just done a search and couldn't find it, damn) the ip6 adds a line something like "::1". I've seen that on Vista machines. Note that XAMPP doesn't work with ip6.
EDIT: my super search skilz.....
Here's the offending line:
"::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback"
"If you see this IPv6 setting then you can safely delete or comment it out (add # ) it as it may cause some issues in XAMPP running Vista - you can always put it back if it causes issues with IPv6 aware Vista programs.:
# ::1 localhost <- commented out "