I go to login at localhost/wordpress/wp-login.php and it brings up the name and password screen as it should.
I enter my name and password and essentially, the screen 'goes' nowhere. The url is the same except for the info at the end of wp-login.php
http://localhost/wordpress/wp-login.php?redirect_to=%2Fwordpress%2Fwp-admin%2F stuff that looks exactly like the redirect issues explained for IIS servers.. only I'm on apache. This is wordpress 1.5 AND it happens exactly the same on 1.2.1 and 1.2.2.
Initially, it would show me the wordpress directory after I clicked on 'login', but that hasn't happened since I've worked through some of the 'fixes' on this site. Now it just shows the login page over and over.
I should express.. this is on a home PC running windows 2000 and wordpress 1.5... I am meaning to dev this at home and upload to a server later.. but I have to be able to play with this software to be sure it's what I want to use.