Open C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS file by dragging into an open text editor and make sure you have this line as the first line after the comments
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If you edit the file then save it and try http://localhost
Also read the \xampp\apache\logs\error.log file for any clues when you are presented with a server error.
You did install xampp into the default C:\ drive so you have C:\xampp as the installation folder?
You could use the version 3 control panel found in the xampp installation folder:xampp-control-3-beta.exe
The latest version download link is in my signature.
Simply extract all the files from the archive to the xampp installation folder and overwrite when asked.
Then right click the exe file to run as administrator and to create a shortcut to the desktop, for example, for easier access.
This version has a more detailed log window and more features - make sure you Exit the older 2.5 version before starting this version.
New users can find self help by reading these first:readme_en.txt
file in the xampp folder.http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.htmlhttp://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xampp-windows.htmlSome useful reading that may help you help us to find suitable solutions:viewtopic.php?f=16&t=48331viewtopic.php?f=16&t=32670