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Can't connect to "localhost" with wampserver

Can't connect to "localhost" with wampserver
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Today I've installed wampserver 2.0i to test a new cms I'm using and I wanted to work on localhost instead of the web server. After installing wampserver on my C: I tried to connect to localhost to install phpmyadmin and the cms.

Firefox 7 didn't allow me to connect to it. In fact, Firefox 7 keeps adding "w." and ".com" to localhost. The first thing I did of course is googling some answers. I found many topics providing many solutions.

Here's a list of what I've been dealing with (that didn't work for me):

1. Go to: \system32\drivers\etc\hosts
2. Open it as admin with notepad
3. Delete line: ::1 localhost
4. Save
5. Open command prompt as admin
6. type: ipconfig /flushdns
7. Done
1. Open Firefox 7; go to: about:config
2. Type: network.dns.disableIPv6
3. make it false
4. Done
1. Try to connect to instead.
2. Can't. I get the message: Connection to the server has been reset.
1. Try to connect with port :8080
2. Doesn't work either; same message.

I also tested the connection with IE8. Doesn't work either (Page cannot be displayed). I simply can't access to localhost. I opened to command prompt to test the ping for both localhost and and it worked well. Here's my specs:

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localhost can not be opened - iis 7

I'm using windows 7 and my localhost won't work !!

Every time I write in the address bar localhost I get this message "Could not connect to remote server" It was working great one week ago and I was using IIS 7

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However after upgrading to Windows 7 we have been unable to open this webpage. On my pc I bring up a webpage IIS7. My colleague gets a search page trying to explain where localhost is.

We have tried a couple of fixes found on the internet however none of these have worked for this situation. What options do we have to bring up the website found using XP and localhost.

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This rule need only be applied to localhost (" Have been trying to find what to change, and where, without messing anything else up, but I cannot.

The Help File says to click on items that do not appear on the screens (in my PC). (I have the 64 bit version of Windows 7, but not sure whether the program uses the 64 version or not ?)

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I was using XP Pro and backing up with memeo on an external 3 TB drive. That computer crashed. The backup is safe and I am currently using windows 7 on a new computer. When trying to restore a particular data file, either by import or restore.I receive this message, "The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost:5918".

I have tried opening in compatibility mode and as admin. The files appear to be importing but after receiving the above message, I find only the title.

No contents. Could this be an issue with my firewall? I hesitate in telling you that this is a recipe program because I fear you will think it not worth your time.

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I have Comodo Antivirus installed and the Windows Firewall and Windows Bit Defender services disabled. Following troubleshooting steps have been tried:

1. Hosts File looks ok with only the localhost entry.
2. Ping returns the IP address with no drops in packets.
3. Sites open perfect on my Laptop (Win XP) / Phone
4. Have Java and Flash installed
5. Installed updated drivers for NIC card from the Realtek Website.
6. Did a flush dns and register dns
7. Reinstalled Router Software.
8. Tried adding public DNS servers.

In any browser, the status says connected by fails to open the page. Also on some websites if I click a hyperlink on the page, a new tab is opened and says connected to the page but the page stays blank. Only the title and the logo of the website come up.

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1 - Can I connect my computer to my domain? and how? It's mean can I install a DNS server to my Windows 7?
2 - If I can't install any dns server to my windows 7, can I use as a host os like centos or windows server which installed to virtual pc? It's mean I open my virtual os and my website will be activate.

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I have Avast antivirus and the Windows Firewall enabled, so I disabled them, but still no luck. The ping works though and the desktop is able to connect to the internet (the browser works), but no incoming connections can be established.

I don't think it is a router issue because not even my attempts to connect to the local ftp server installed on the desktop via didn't work.

When I try to connect to the localhost on any port using putty I get a "Connection refused" network error.

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I am running windows 7 ultimate x64

After booting the pc and without visiting any website when I scan my machine localhost using command nmap -sT -O localhost it shows the following open ports

135/tcp open msrpc
445/tcp open microsof
1025/tcp open NFS-or-I
1026/tcp open LSA-or-n
1027/tcp open IIS
1028/tcp open unknown
1029/tcp open ms-lsa
5357/tcp open wsdapi
6646/tcp open unknown

No big deal because these are all blocked to the internet with mcafee firewall but still I would like to close them for ever! I understand 135 and 445 are usually open and I don't mind that but how about the other ports? how can I permanently close them? not just block them with the firewall? strange thing is I see port 1027 says its IIS (internet information services) but IIS is disabled.

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My OS: Windows 7 professional 64bit
Developing Drupal 6 sites locally using XAMPP 1.7.1.

I discovered localhost ( is accessible either by typing: "[LINK] or "[LINK] (?). Where "[LINK] comes from?

I opened my "hosts" file on Windows and it is not listed there. I checked "httpd-vhosts.conf" out (\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf), but it is not there either. I had this problem before restoring completely my system through recovery discs.

After restoring completely my Windows operating system, the issue is still there. I have made a computer scan using the Windows Malware Removal Tool, Eset Nod32 AV 5 (installed on my machine) and even Eset Nod32 online scanner.

Result: no threats found. It seems like two default hostnames have been assigned to

How can I get rid of "[LINK] pointing to
I want only "[LINK] to be mapped to

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I've hunted through the security settings, but nothing seems to change the behavior.

Here's a simple test case. Save this HTML as index.html in a folder on your PC: <!DOCTYPE html>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<link href="common.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<p>This text should be red.</p>

Now save this CSS in the same folder, as common.css:
body {
    color: red;

Open index.html with Firefox or Chrome - red text, right? But if I open it with IE10, the text is black - the common.css file is not being loaded. I'm seeing exactly the same problem on a Windows 7/64 desktop machine and on an aging little Windows 7/32 netbook.

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Firewall Error Code 0x80070424 , Split

Internet Services:
Connection Status:
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible.
Yahoo IP is accessible.
Windows Firewall:

MpsSvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:

Checking Start type: Attention! Unable to open MpsSvc registry key. The service key does not exist. Checking ImagePath: Attention! Unable to open MpsSvc registry key. The service key does not exist. Checking ServiceDll: Attention! Unable to open MpsSvc registry key.

The service key does not exist. bfe Service is not running. Checking service configuration:

Checking Start type: Attention! Unable to open bfe registry key. The service key does not exist. Checking ImagePath: Attention! Unable to open bfe registry key. The service key does not exist. Checking ServiceDll: Attention! Unable to open bfe registry key.

The service key does not exist. mpsdrv Service is not running. Checking service configuration:

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Home PC ---- HOME LAN ----- Linux router ---- internet ----- work router --- work PC (Windows 7) using putty, I have a script that opens an ssh session from work PC to the linux router and opens a remote port (3389) and tunnels it to localhost:3389 which is on all the time to maintain the connection to my linux router.

This way, I can rdp from home PC to my work PC without having to start a VPN. So, the tunnel is from the "private" side of the linux router (, port 3389 to my work PC I launch RDP from home PC (XP SP3) and point it to LinuxRouter:3389, RDP window comes up, gives me the screen for username/password.

If I enter correct credentials, it goes to the welcome screen and sits there for a minute or two and then gives the "The two computers couldn't connect in the amount of time allotted. " messay.

Reading some of the other posts, I've tried changing the destination of the tunnel (on work pc) to

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