In some cases SharePoint 2010 New Installation results in a corrupted web site. Following will be the result on accessing the port 80 url:
HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5 Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:27:43 GMT Connection: close
The error can happen due to:
- Invalid web application
- Invalid site collection
As the solution you can delete the existing port 80 web application and create a new one followed by a new site collection too.
Open central administration and select the port 80 web application.
Click the Delete button.
Choose Delete content database & web sites option & click the Delete button.
Wait for a few minutes for the delete operation to get completed.
Create new Web Application
Now click the New button and create a new web application.
Choose the port 80 and save changes.
Create new Site Collection
Now go to Central Administration and choose Create site collections link.
Click the Ok button to save changes.
You should get the following happy page on accessing with url, eg: http://localhost
Please note that, for Correlation errors you can visit the 14 hive LOG folder.