I'm getting a weird problem here.
I have at least 30 localhost WP installs made before and every one of them went fine.
Now (after re-installing Win7 and XAMPP) I can't access ANY install.php file (whether it's WPs own, a dummy empty one, etc). Also, it doesn't matter where it's located (wp-admin folder, a random place outside WP, etc).
This is not an antivirus or Windows firewall problem.
It seems to be coming from apache itself.
The apache error log says this
[Fri Nov 30 16:46:40.223524 2012] [access_compat:error] [pid 5876:tid 1604] [client ::1:59365] AH01797: client denied by server configuration: D:/xampp/htdocs/vmf05/wp-admin/install.php
Does anyone have a clue on this?
I've went through all the normal steps and haven't found a solution yet.
Thanks in advance for your help.