I see from searching the forum that many have experienced this problem and some have been able to resolve it. After reading the responses and going to a page that is frequently referenced [http://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=50970], that I still could not understand how to correct the problem.
After typing in http://localhost I get the following message:
New XAMPP security concept:
Access to the requested directory is only available from the local network.
This setting can be configured in the file "httpd-xampp.conf".
If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.
Apache/2.2.21 (Win32) mod_ssl/2.2.21 OpenSSL/1.0.0e PHP/5.3.8 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.1
I have not been able to find the following words in the xxamp scripts.
have also not been able to find the above words in the "httpd-xampp.conf" script following this path:
What am I doing wrong? Help!!