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Skype 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 and downloaded the version.  I uninstalled (again) and installed  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


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