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My http://localhost is not working. But the address is working fine. I have multiple webservers installed on my computer and it is the same problem with them all.

I think, but I don't know, that the problem started when I installed IIS, but I have inactivated IIS now.

I am using Windows Vista. How can I make http;://localhost working again?

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Can you be more specific about "not working"? Do you get an error message? – coneslayer Jul 22 '10 at 13:23
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Check your hosts file - this is where host names are resolved in first place. Normally, you should find this line there: localhost

If not, add this line, save it and then test again, whether it works.

The hosts file can be found at: %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\etc

You can edit this file with any text editor (e.g. notepad).

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You beat me to it! ;) +1 – BloodPhilia Jul 22 '10 at 13:39
Its name is hosts, not host. – reinierpost Jul 22 '10 at 14:13
@reinierpost Edited ;) Thanks for noticing. – BloodPhilia Jul 22 '10 at 14:37
Thanks for correcting :) – reinierpost Aug 16 '10 at 12:09

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