Localhost server doesn't work after April 2009 MS Updates

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am unable to run apps in localhost mode all of a sudden after applying the
latest MS updates/patches. I can't run by loading the local server first and
then firing any http;//localhost/isapi/anyprogram.dll/ in either IE7 or the
latest Firefox. Keep getting HTTP 404 (not found) errors even though the dll is physically there. Also can't run it by compiling & linking with the Run | Parameters set correctly (as always).
It loads the server, as it should, but again a 404.

Has anyone else experienced this? There does seem to be a similar issue with
this update regarding ASP.NET running IIS locally, but I don't run IIS.

I tested this with firewalls off and antivirus off with admin rights and also checked the hosts file (OK) and still no go. I am suspecting the update as the culprit but have no way of proving it and have run out of options. Can't degug our development without this working. Any thoughts appreciated.

XP Pro.

Jerry Clancy
Question by:jclancy
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    This has been solved though I don't know how or why. No changes made over night except a backup and virus scan (nothing in the virus vault or history flagged). Now localhost runs. No further updates, no further boots. Go figure.

    Also had to change my MS Live ID password today, which bothers me. Wondering if, in spite of efforts to prevent it, I have some evil program lurking somewhere, though no evidence of it. At least I'm productive again.

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