Izzy wrote:Look for this entry in the Environment Variables>System variables and delete it if you find it:
SetEnv PHPRC "path" - it will have a path between the quotes.]
You will have to be an Administrator and have UAC disabled to run most things like XAMPP and system edits.
Can you open http://localhost/xampp/
Can you open http://localhost/xampp/phpinfo.php - if so look for the line Loaded Configuration File which should show the php.ini file in the xampp\apache\bin folder.
Have you run a disk cleanup utility which may have deleted the lang.tmp file in the xampp\htdocs\xampp folder and running the http://localhost/xampp/ and selecting your language again may help.
If you have used a disk cleanup utility then you will have deleted many .tmp files and many zero length files that may be needed, so have the utility bypass the XAMPP installation folder.
Izzy wrote:See this topic which is similar to yours and see what the OP had to do to fix it:
Izzy wrote:Have you tried disabling the Windows firewall temporarily, or ZoneAlarm if you use, then try again - I know you said you disable your f-secure thing but Windows firewall unless disabled could give problems perhaps - other than that, if as you say, you have tried all the fixes that have been posted on the forums for Vista then I have no more suggestions left.
Normally if your PC and system is running as it should then XAMPP will install and run out of the box and only a very few people have issues out of the many thousands who download and install per week.
Your problem is slightly different to the OP as he can't even access using the 127.0.0.1 local loop back address.TwistedFate wrote:...now it won't load localhost.
I can use http://127.0.0.1/ and get to to it but not when I try to use 'localhost' itself...
Izzy wrote:Comment it out (or delete it) so it looks like this:
# ::1 localhost
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