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Microsoft Skype Crashing and Won't Run

     

engine

1:15 pm on May 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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.

engine

1:24 pm on May 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

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

J_RaD

1:47 pm on May 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

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no issues here.

engine

1:49 pm on May 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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.

lorax

2:35 pm on May 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Major PITA. Thank you for the fix engine!

rocknbil

6:24 pm on May 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

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

J_RaD

3:28 am on May 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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

engine

1:59 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It seems that a similar problem is occurring.

[heartbeat.skype.com...]

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

J_RaD

2:54 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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

engine

3:19 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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.

J_RaD

4:25 pm on Jun 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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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