I discovered WordPress today and was very excited about it. I install XAMPP followed by WordPress successfully on my pc running vista.
I then tried to install it on my laptop, also running vista, using exactly the same configuration.
XAMPP was a success but I have problem with WordPress. When run install.php (on localhost), nothing happened. No error message. The page just stalled. I checked the database and found that all 10 tables were created and contained data except for wp_postmeta which is empty. I also checked to confirm that the db user has full admin privilege.
When I manually stopped the process (hence I didn't get the system generated password) and retried. I got the message that WordPress has already been installed. When I tried logging in and select "forgot password" link, WordPress stalled on me again.
I did try dropping the firewall. But that did not help. Also uninstalled and reinstalled XAMPP a few times, thinking I might have missed some step, but to no avail.
Any help would be very much appreciated.