Please read the \xampp\apache\logs\error.log
file for clues why Apache can't start.
In the XCP if Apache or any other XAMPP component is started then a green running
indication will be displayed next to the name of the component.
although I can't see any process with a name similar to appache,
When Apache is started and running then there will be 2 processes called httpd.exe
BTW, you omitted what XAMPP version and Windows OS you are using.