I have been running xampp lite 1.7.3 on my win 7 machine without problems. Then I didn´t use it for a while. In this time I had a virus infection which affected registry files - repaired -, changed several local services (deactivated them), updated firefox and some more changes. Now xampp is running, no problem, but I cant connect to localhost / 127.0.0.1. I have no idea what change affected xampp.
Port 80 is free, no Skype, no firewall, no antivirus, checked the host file.
No Browser problem - checked with FF and Chrome with the same result. Installed easyphp but the same problem - cant connect to localhost, the page keeps just loading, no error message.
Anyone an idea where to look next? Have read all threads but no result so far...