Every time I get on skype it says skype has stopped working and than closes it down, I can't even type a message to my friend to tell them what is going on let alone type a message without it shutting down, I was checking some things and it said I needed to update problem is its already up to date and I don't need to update, but knowing that it would still say it I tried to reinstall and all I got was the same problem I'm confused on how to fix it I just want to be able to talk to my friends again.
Uninstall the current version of Skype, then reinstall the new Skype 5.7 beta version. See if it helps.
Download Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows:
If not resolve this issue, then
Please do a Skype reset:
1. Ensure that "Show hidden files and folders" is switched on.
Click Start and then Run Type "control folders" and click OK. In the View tab, ensure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled
2. Exit Skype : From the system tray >> right click on the skype icon and click "Quit Skype"
3. Click Start >> Run Type: %appdata% Delete folder "Skype".
4. Re-run Skype
I was having the same problem. I tried reinstalling and that didn't work so I tried it again. The second time I think I downloaded an earlier version of Skype. Whatever happened, it works now. I'm using Skype 188.8.131.52. Not sure if that's the newest or not.
Yes, the issue causing this is public knowledge. For those that wish to get Skype working quickly, that are having this issue.
You do not need to uninstall what you have, simply install over what you have, with this:
At the moment the quickest method to fix this is to install the beta version from here: http://skype.com/go/getskype-beta