How do I find out what was updated with the up date?
And yes I did one this morning Tuesday (I was off work Friday and Monday).
Oh I don't get the same error as you on start up. I just get...
XAMPP: Error 1! Couldn't start Apache!
XAMPP: Starting diagnose...
XAMPP: Sorry, I've no idea what going wrong.
XAMPP: Please contact our forum http://community.apachefriends.org/f/
I copied all my files to a different directory and re-installed the latest version of XAMPP, and that gave me the same error as you detailed in your post.
I then copied my backup over this version and that error went away, but apache still doesn't start.
I am desperate to fix this, as I need to make a presentation tomorrow!!
I think I'm doomed!! hehe