My live website is located on a linux server and is experiencing no problem with Akeeba!
After backing it up to S3, downloading it to my local windows based xampp server, I was unable to proceed any further than the installation of the website with kickstart stopping at that point and crashing prior to the installation of the DB.
I therefore manually installed the database and modified the configuration.php file.
Upon trying to view the website, Joomla hung up at HtmlView.php LINE 787 on the function _addPath($type,$path).
Upon comparing the created $dir value from this point with one from another correctly operating Joomla website, it was apparent that the creation of forward and backward slashes were different.
In the correctly operating system, the local slashes up to the inclusion of the Joomla component was backward slashes and the rest were forward.
In the incorrectly operating system, all the slashes were backward slashes.
Please advise what steps should be made to correct this situation.