Skype 188.8.131.52 Won’t Load and Crashes When Started
Posted by Russell Wright on October 8, 2010
This is a really short post. I guess I updated Skype (I don’t use it that often) and the next time I tried to use it (which was today, 2010-10-07) it wouldn’t start. With my sound turned on it simply goes "bang" (or whatever your default sound is for a error) and nothing happens. Nothing in the application event logs, nothing running in task manager…just a quick death.
After screwing around with uninstalling and reinstalling and poking around in the registry, I finally went to http://www.oldapps.com/skype.php and downloaded the 184.108.40.206 version. I uninstalled 220.127.116.11 (again) and installed 18.104.22.168. Worked the first time!
My system is:
- Dell M65 Precision
- Windows XP SP3 and all the latest patches
- Kaspersky anti-virus
- Lots of other s/w