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Skype hangs, not working

My skype installation on my Laptop doesnt work properly anymore. The symptoms are:

I log into my account. Skype seems to connect properly, I even see some of my contacts online, although I dont see all of them. When I try to IM one of the online contacts, the typed text goes to the upper message history panel (after pressing return) without the time stamp, but instead there is a moving cyrcle. Of course the contact never gets the message. When I try to call a contact the skype ringing screen pops up but without ringing sound and of course no call is made. Another sympton is that I cant quit skype with right click and quit but instead of that I need to go to the task manager. Even there I cant get skype to completely stop running, as when I try to restart skype it says skype is already running.

Now the strange thing is that I can log on my skype account from any other computer in the same local network and its running normal.

Only after a complete clean reinstall (deleting all files and folders, uninstalling and cleaning the registry from any skype entries) and a reinstall of skype I can get skype to work, BUT the next day when I start my laptop again it crashes again. Please help as this is really annoying !


thank you 


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Re: Skype hangs, not working


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.


Skype Problems Troubleshooting Procedures (Windows)


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