I installed everything (php, mysql, apache and drupal). Everything was good till this point !
Now when i open the page
http://localhost/drupal-5.1/index.php i get the welcome page and when i click on the create the first account i see an error in the log file
[Tue Jul 17 13:53:15 2007] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] client denied by server configuration: C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/htdocs/drupal-5.1/.htaccess, referer: http://localhost/drupal-5.1/index.php
Seems like its a permission issue. I haven't changed anything in the .htaccess (htdocs/drupal-5.1/.htaccess) or in the http.conf for the webserver.
Who is the client in this case? And what permission does it need? and how can i fix it ?
Pls help !