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|+||======Localhost missing from Vista HOSTS file======|
|+||The PostgreSQL database server needs to be able to resolve the 'localhost' name for it to run. On some Windows Vista installations, the HOSTS file seems to be missing the **localhost** entry (usually it is there, but it seems to be a common problem for it not to be there).|
|+||To resolve this problem, find Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Notepad, and right-click Notepad, and choose **Run as administrator**. Then, choose File -> Open in Notepad, and open **c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts**. Add a line at the bottom saying:|
|+||Save the file, and that should resolve the problem.|