I have installed joomla and was getting this 404 error and I posted a thread on their forum: http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,171814.0.html
They said to turn off the sef url and the error got resolved. But when I asked why, ragdata replied that
It could be that mod_rerwrite is not implemented by your hosting provider - I don't think .htaccess would make any difference unless you were using Apache in the first place.
Yes, if it didn't work for you, change it back to htaccess.txt
I'm using ferrari webftp and I guess I have messed up with the htaccess file. I'm a newbie and looks like I have made some error in trying to copy/move/rename.
Can this be made easier to me? Thanks