Can't log in admin

I recently installed ojs on my laptop using xampp server so I can test it out before deploying online. But after a successful installation I can’t log into admin dashboard when ever I try I keep getting http error 500 and when I try to go back it takes to the page.
Please how can I fix it.

Hello @Lytchyld,

This is a common error encountered when installing OJS, as a start, you may wish to have a look at existing posts on this topic here: https://forum.pkp.sfu.ca/search?q=HTTP%20500%20XAMPP

If the issue persists, as a next step, I would suggest having a look at your PHP error log and then reporting back on relevant errors here (also, please include your version number [e.g. 3.3.0-11)

-Roger
PKP Team