having same issue:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
XAMPP Control Panel Version 2.5
Windows 6.1 Build 7600 Platform 2
Current Directory: c:\xampp
Install (er) Directory: c:\Xampp
Status Check OK
Apache started (Port 80)
MySql Started (Port 3306)
Can access control panel via 127.0.0.1 but not via http:\\localhost path...
Address bar auto changes to: http://www.localhost.com/
Firefox returns: The connection was reset
The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.
The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
As far as aware Firefox running in ONLINE mode (internet is fine!)
Any and all assistance much appreciated!
Have tried uninistalling and reinstalling XAMPP, installed to different drive, uninstalled, reinstalled accepting all defaults and still no joy!
No Svc boxes are ticked...
running Status returns the following:
XAMPP Application Status 188.8.131.52
http State 1 Service 0 Start 0 Thread 164 0p 0 Port 80
mysql State 1 Service 0 Start 0 Thread 170 0p 0 Port 3306
ftp State 0 Service 0 State 0 Thread 0 0p 0 Port 21
mercury State 0 Service 0 Start 0 Thread 0 0p 0 Port 25
XAMPP was working quick OK up until 2-3 days ago, only change I can think of was I have installed CS5...could this be something to do with Dreamweaver's new CMS setup - faux apache installation?
Security Software is Windows Firewall & AVG Free Antivirus