WAMP won't load pages properly

I'm running WAMP on Windows XP and when I attempt to load a page say with Joomla  it won't complete i.e. page remains to be 'loading' (see image attached, notice admin logos aren't loading).

I have searched the Joomla forums for help but unsuccessful.

I run Joomla 1.1.15
WampServer 2.0
PHP Version 5.3
Apache version 2.2.11
MySQL version 5.1.36
Windows Firewall & Norton Internet Security Firewall are both on but problem persists if they are switched off.

Can anyone here help me solve this problem? I just want to run Joomla on my local machine!
TonyCaboneAsked:
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joomla_phpCommented:
reboot :-)
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thedwillCommented:
No Attachment, but it sounds like a path problem(s)

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TonyCaboneAuthor Commented:
sorry here it is
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TonyCaboneAuthor Commented:
what do you mean by path problem?
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RajneshwarPrasadCommented:
An easy and faster way is to backup your joomla and uninstall/reinstall WAMP. See your machine speed(%).
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joomla_phpCommented:
does anything else run at http://localhost?
does an html file run at http://localhost/file.html?
Does a stand alone php file run at http://localhost/joomlapath/file.php?
Are the two path statements in configuration.php pointing to the joomla installation (c:/wampp/htdocs/joomlapath/...)?
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TonyCaboneAuthor Commented:
Most pages will run at localhost including html files, it's only the admin home page & website home page that don't completely load.

I have attempted to uninstall/reinstall WAMP & XAMPP, problem persists.

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TonyCaboneAuthor Commented:
Also joomla_php- the two path statemnts in config.php are of the format:
C:\\\\wamp\\\\www\\\\

could the additional \\\ symbols be causing the problem?
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joomla_phpCommented:
yes it's perfectly legal to say c:/wampp/

The backslashes are escaped more than once.
But if other pages are running then that's not the issue.
so just localhost/joomla/index.php and localhost/joomla/administrator/index.php are the problem?
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TonyCaboneAuthor Commented:
Mostly localhost/joomla/index/php. It's intermittent in the admin area but always happens on the homepage.

I think it may be due to any remote content that needs to be loaded, e.g. facebook module, could that be the problem?
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joomla_phpCommented:
sure - unpublish the possible offender to see if that clears it up
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TonyCaboneAuthor Commented:
Removed Facebook fan box & google analytics tracking script & still the same problem. The page has appeared to have completely loaded but the web browser keeps saying 'loading'.
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joomla_phpCommented:
can you paste the html source of the page that's not finishing?
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TonyCaboneAuthor Commented:
Sure, here it is.
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joomla_phpCommented:
as an html file it loads fine here. So the culprit would either be the facebook links (intermittent) or wamp. Can you paste the code you pasted for me into a local html file file.html in the joomla install directory.

Then load it in the browser as File, Open and browse to it
The load it in the browser as http://localhost/joomlainstall/file.html

Do either of these hang?
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TonyCaboneAuthor Commented:
Loaded as a file it works fine (without CSS) but through localhost it still hangs.
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TonyCaboneAuthor Commented:
yes that fixes it but why is it  that after a while this issue will keep re-occurring?
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joomla_phpCommented:
Check c:/wamp/apache/logs to see if there's anything useful there.
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TonyCaboneAuthor Commented:
The error log file is 22MB!! All sorts of stuff in there & I wouldn't know where to look. I will award points for this thread as you've got me out of trouble but may post another thread to try and pinpoint the error. Your help is appreciated.
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