Have installed Skype today. Can login to account over the internet, but starting Skype from Start, All Programs just hangs. I am loging in with my Microsoft account.
Please, answer first these questions:
What version of Windows are you on (XP, Vista, Windows 7)? Is it 32-bit or 64-bit?
What is the version of Internet Explorer installed on your computer?
In Internet Explorer go to Help -> About Internet Explorer.
P.S. Please, don’t say that you are not using Internet Explorer. This is irrelevant. Skype depends on Internet Explorer.
Please install latest IE
I did mention that I can access via the browser, but not via the installed program (launching Skype). I have several PCs, works with desktop winXP 32 bit & Android cell phone, but hangs with my Netbook. I don't use IE, don't like it, too slow. I use Safari and Chrome (latest versions). Anyway I said that I can access the account via the browser, so I don't know where does IE comes into it.
I shall not re-install IE even if it means that I cannot use skype. It's been there on my computer but I never open it. At any rate there is no IE on my cell phone and it works OK.
Your solution is like a doctor recommending asprin for all illnesses.
Message delivered. Roger and over.
I shall not re-install IE even if it means that I cannot use skype.
You can try older version Skype 4
Try this if you have Windows 7 installed on your netbook:
Go to Windows Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Right click on Command Prompt, select 'Run as administrator'.
The Command Prompt window should show:
If this is not the case, then in the Command Prompt type: cd c:\windows\system32 and press Enter.
Type this and then press Enter:
After Enter you should receive a message saying that DllRegisterServer in jscript.dll succeeded.
Reboot your computer.
Open in your Internet Explorer (no other browser but only IE) this page: