Ok, I've done that,
And still no change.
Dunno if this means anything, but http://localhost/index.html
, brings up it works!
That what it is supposed to do.
What happens when you go to http://localhost/xampp/index.php
Look in your Environment Variable for this entry:SetEnv PHPRC "path"
and delete this line.
Control Panel>System>Advanced>Environment Variables>System variables
Sometimes, as a last resort, it has been known that to reinstall XAMPP, by first making sure all components are stopped including the XCP and all components running as a service are uninstalled as a service, has fixed these strange issues.
Try a different method by downloading and then extract the EXE (7zip) version to C:\ which will put the files in the C:\xampp folder.
Then simply run setup_xampp.bat file to set the paths then run xampp-control.exe and start Apache and MySQL but do not click on any of the Admin... buttons.