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Problem installing Tomcat 5.5 on Windows XP

Greg L Tonn
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Joined: Nov 27, 2006
Posts: 52
I downloaded the Windows Service installer (exe) and ran that. It
apeared to install fine but when I point my browser to: http:\
\localhost:8080 is get this error: "The device does not recognize the

I can start and stop the server by using the Tomcat Monitor but no
matter how many times I stop and start it I get the same message.

I also tried turning off the Windows firewall but that didn't help either.

Any ideas would be great.
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13001

Interesting, when I put that URL in Firefox it automatically corrects the typo to create

Perhaps your hosts file does not define localhost? Try

I agree. Here's the link:
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