I have had IIS7 running on my PC for months. Suddenly, out of the blue, it has stopped working. When this happened, I was simply punching in XML map coordinates for a Google map I have been plotting. I have bounced IIS, but no luck. I did a complete reboot - still no luck.
I can ping 127.0.0.1.
I can ping localhost.
In the past, I did all my development with the url of http://localhost/BEBE
... Now, this just spins and spins until it times out ("The connection was reset").
From Firefox, if I changed the URL to 127.0.0.1/BEBE it works for that 1 page, but any link on the page to other pages on that site fail (tries to go to localhost... due to asp logic I have used for years).
Interestingly, if I use IE and type 127.0.0.1/BEBE it works (just like Firefox) BUT the hyperlinks work (they even show up as localhost/BEBE...).
No errors in the IIS logs.
Any clues? Again, I have not loaded any new software and this just happened out of the blue.