I'm having similar problem, I cannot start the MySql!
I have looked at the service 'mysql' next to Path to Executable:
D:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqld-nt.exe --defaults-file=D:\xampp\mysql\bin\my.cnf mysql
However I cannot find my.cnf mysql in D:\xampp\mysql\bin\
I am totally cluecless and new to this any help is appreciated.