I am at a loss for what your issue might be. You could try posting the contents of your "config.inc.php" file between code tags and see if there is anything strange about it.
To the other person, if you are getting messages to enable cookies, you check your browser settings to ensure that you are allowing them. If 'config' and 'cookie' options are not working for you, you could try 'http' and see if that makes a difference.
If you suspect the next version will fix your issues, you could download the beta and test that theory: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-beta.html