Try the suggestions I mentioned in this thread;
If none works, please provide a more detailed description of the problem, and any additional details that you feel is related to the issue. thanks!
... or try to install the current beta version (ver 5.5) if the latest official Skype release is not working.
Skype is no longer working on my machine, either. The process will start, only to shut down 2-3 seconds later. I am using a fully patched Windows XP with MS firewall set to permit Skype.
This is an outrage. I cannot comprehend that you would release updates that basically disable Skype service! I am now severely hampered in doing business/ reaching friends.
I know that you corporatons at Skype won't care/ reply anyway (except perhaps to remind me that I should be civil with you, even as you prevent me from talking to my girlfriend)- if a company is evil enough to push updates down your throat w/o warning or testing, they will certainly not care to fix one user's problem, just because you pay them every month- after all, why deliver on your product when it's cheaper to just collect money and do zilch?
To whoever deigns to reply: Better get a job with a company that allows you to look in the mirror in the evening without that burning feeling of shame from having ripped off honest folk. Feels really good, try it sometime.
P.S.: HOW TO FIX ALL SKYPE PROBLEMS
1. DISABLE automatic startup
2. Find an OLD version of Skype. Better have security holes than a non-working phone app, don't believe the hype! Use Windows compatibility mode if you have to.
3. DISABLE auto-update
4. NEVER upgrade. Just don't, this isn't the first time this has happened, won't be the last. Skype does NOT care about your problems, don't expect help.
5. Don't bother looking for help here. My suggestions are the ONLY known fix
...I'm going to Reddit/ Slashdot now to vent/ rant, and make sure I get at least 10,000 people to read it. Revenge of the small IT guy...
Hello guys, I have just had the same problem with my skype overnight and I would deeply aprehciate it if I could have some help. Yesterday my skype was working perfectly and then later when I went back on skype it said "skype is not working, close program". I tried several time after this going back into skype but I always ended up with the same result. I then restarted my computer but also had the same misfortune. I have tried uninstalling skype and then downloading it again but I have still got the same result. If you could somehow give me directions before atleast 1 o-clock that would be the best but I atleast need to have it fixed before tomorrow.
To the "THE ONLY SOLUTION"
Could you please describe your message in more detail and maybe have a link to the install of the old skype. That would be deeply aprehciated
I downloaded skype onto my HTC andriod Phone, and it worked ok but not brilliant for about a hour, it automatticaly signed me out and shut it down, i then went to log into skype and it restarts my whole phone (turns it off)
Has anyone had this problem, and do you no a solution?