beginners help please

I have installed rails on Windows (vista), trying to run the very
first demo in the getting started, the sever seems to execute just
fine when I run "rails server" but the browser doesn't find anything
on the localhost:3000.. what could be the problem?? thanks. Itzik

I would recommend trying to use Instant Rails or some other pre-packaged version, especially on Windows when starting out. This will allow you to start having fun without dealing what can be a number of configuration issues.

That said, if you do want to continue as is, what is the output on the console when you run rails server?

David

Try switching the port, it might conflicting with something else.