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Microsoft Skype Crashing and Won't Run

 1:15 pm on May 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

It seems that after the recent acquisition of Skype by Microsoft, [webmasterworld.com] it's now crashing and unusable.

That's a major tech and PR problem, imho, as Skype has always been pretty stable, and now, Microsoft is at the helm, it's crashing.



 1:24 pm on May 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

It seems there is a 'fix' to enable log-in again.
Problems signing into Skype and making calls [heartbeat.skype.com]


 1:47 pm on May 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

no issues here.


 1:49 pm on May 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

It seems it may manifest itself when restarting skype. It may be fine when you remain logged in. There appears to be a file called shared.xml that needs deleting while skype is shut down. The file is recreated when restarting.


 2:35 pm on May 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

Major PITA. Thank you for the fix engine!


 6:24 pm on May 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

LOL . . . what's it been, a week, two weeks? That surely must be a record. :-P


 3:28 am on May 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

Some wags are blaming the outages on Microsoft's recently announced purchase of the company, but that's simply not true; the deal is still pending regulatory approval, and for the moment, the companies remain separate.

calm down guys its not MS


 1:59 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

It seems that a similar problem is occurring.


My Skype crashed a couple of hours ago and the program itself won't run.


 2:54 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

yep, i've been off skype for about 3 hours now.... finally getting some spotty access.


 3:19 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

I'm guessing your skype program will actually run. The whole program crashes and shuts down so i can't tell if service is back up.


 4:25 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

yea no issues running the program at all, just kept telling im offline and so is everyone else.

seems to be back in action as of noon eastern.

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