I'm using a workstation with Windows 7 Pro 64bit; IE version 9.0.8112.16421 (update ver. 9.0.18). I'm using a local facility (WAMP or AMPPS) and a WordPress installation for website testing. I have Apache and MySQL running fine.
But using Internet Explorer, the requests to localhost (127.0.0.1) get no response - not just slow - they never resolve.
The localhost request will resolve successfully only when a second request is made immediately or within a few seconds (like a slow double-click).
Sometimes issuing a refresh (F5) is successful with localhost if done within a few seconds of the first request (especially useful if the selected menu function no longer appears available during localhost page change request). It doesn't seem to be a Firewall issue (whether off or on).
What might be responsible for this behavior? Has anyone else experienced this and resolved it?