Use the new version control panel xampp-control-3 beta.exe found in the xampp folder then click on the Netstat button to check the ports.
It also has many other useful features and an updated version can be download from this topic:
OMG. It works now! Here's the solution if anyone else has the same problem and is about to gouge there eyes out with frustration because apache wont start:
For people with same problem. I read in another forum that a program called Pando was the problem but didnt know which process Pando was in order to close it. I just pressed ctrl+alt+del pressed "stask task manager" and closed the process PMB.exe and now i can connect.
10:38:49 AM [apache] Possible problem detected: Port 443 in use by "c:\program files (x86)\pando networks\media booster\pmb.exe"!
10:38:49 AM [main] Starting check-timer
10:40:38 AM [apache] Starting apache app...
10:40:38 AM [apache] Status change detected: running
But question for Sharley: Pando uses Port 443.... NOT port 80 so what is going on here?