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setting up virtual host on windows apache

I need help configuring virtual hosts in apache on windows 7.

I have the following in my hosts file: ebdowns

in httpd-vhosts.conf I have made the following entries:

NameVirtualHost *:80

    DocumentRoot "C:\wamp\www\"
    ServerName localhost

<VirtualHost www.ebdowns> 
    DocumentRoot "C:\wamp\www\ebdowns"
    ServerName www.ebdowns
    ServerAlias www.ebdowns
    <Directory "C:\wamp\www\ebdowns">
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
        AllowOverride All
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all

I try to restart apache but with these entries it won't restart. If I remove the first block the server restarts but then when I enter www.ebdowns into my browser it can't find the site located there

Can anyone help let me know where I've gone wrong please