I created a skype account and downloaded the SW and installed it on my computer - Toshiba Satellite 32-bit running Windows 7 Pro. I have made sure an exception was created with my Firewall and it is not blocking the application. However, when I click "Sign Me In" on the welcome screen, a blue circle just keep going round and round for ever and it never signs in (see screen shot attached) - it also never times out which is annoying. I can sign in fine via the webiste. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have an IT interview via skype on wednesday and it would embarrasing if I couldn't even get Skype going.
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My gosh..I am having the same problem just now (probably started a couple days ago since I have not check and or open my skype account..I am about to re-install skype..but after reading the same issues maybe I have to wait for a while..probably just a bug?
Hi! the thread which link is pasted below is a compilation of the suggestions and procedures that fixed Skype related problems in many cases. I hope that the suggestions there would also help resolve the issues in your case.
I had already gone through the suggested list of possible ways to fix the login problem, but to no avail. I finally figured out what it was. Apparently Skype has an incompatibility issue with my USB external Logitech webcam. I figured it out because I couldn't use the webcam with other programs while Skype was installed. As soon as I uninstalled Skype, the problem went away. I also installed Skype on a newer computer with a integrated webcam and it worked fine. I supposed it might also be an incompatibility with the Laptop drivers as well, but they are current. The laptop is a 2007 though.
That was a nice was of four hours of my time. They should really put up a HCL (Hardware Compatibility List) for skype software if they are just not going to work with some cameras or drivers. At the very least the software should tell you that there is a problem rather than just sitting there and spinning forever. Pretty lame...
26-09-2012 13:28 - edited 26-09-2012 13:36
I have bought Nokia C3-00..& downloaded skype Version 188.8.131.52 in my cell...while running this application...it said "Failed to connect Skype Server" what is the meaning of this message..??? How can I fix this problem.