i've been using localhost successfully on windows vista home premium for some time now. My laptop was running low on space so i reformatted it and started from scratch by reinstallng the operating system. i've switched IIS back on and the iis start page is in c:/inetpub/wwwroot.
When i type http://localhost/
in IE7 i just get a page cannot be displayed error. if i click the Diagnose Connection Problem link on the page it returns the following:
'localhost is not setup to establish a connection on port World Wide Web Service (HTTP) with this computer'.
What do i ned to do to get localhost working again?