after making changes to httpd.conf I want to restart Apache as service in Xampp. I removed it first as per Nelson's advice:
sc delete apache2.2
When I check svc on the xampp control panel the service apparently restarts, i.e. I can successfully delete it again with the forementioned command, but on the Xampp control panel it says "stopped" (gray on a gray background). Clicking "start" doesn't change things, though I get a message "Apache service started".
In httpd.conf I changed DocumentRoot, but Apache doesn't seem to see the changes, though it seems to be running. At least I get a page for http://localhost, but not the page the new DocumentRoot refers to.
Any idea of what's wrong here?
When I try to start Apache using the Services Console I get an error "Windows could not start the Apache2.2 on Local Computer, patatee, patata...". The error log mentions event 3299.