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skype not working on windows 8 consumer preview

i have been having trouble logging into skype in my win 8 consumer preview...after entering the password it just loads and nothing happens...

althaf83
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Re: skype not working on windows 8 consumer preview

I see identical behavior on Win8 x64 build 8400 (RC). After entering credentials and clicking "Sign me in" the spinner logo appears at right. The UI is responsive but the login never occurs. One thread in the Skype.exe process is in a tight loop that never exits.
0:009> lm v m Skype
start    end        module name
00400000 0243d000   Skype    C (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
    Image path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
    Image name: Skype.exe
    Timestamp:        Thu May 03 03:31:46 2012 (4FA23462)
    CheckSum:         00000000
    ImageSize:        0203D000
    File version:     5.9.0.115
    Product version:  5.9.0.0
    File flags:       8 (Mask 3F) Private
    File OS:          4 Unknown Win32
    File type:        1.0 App
    File date:        00000000.00000000
    Translations:     0409.04e4
    CompanyName:      Skype Technologies S.A.
    ProductName:      Skype
    InternalName:     Skype.exe
    OriginalFilename: Skype.exe
    ProductVersion:   5.9
    FileVersion:      5.9.0.115
    FileDescription:  Skype 
    LegalCopyright:   (c) Skype Technologies S.A.
This is the runaway thread.
0:009> k
ChildEBP RetAddr  
WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
0549fb90 005ce5e2 Skype+0x1e5a39
0549fba4 005ceb30 Skype+0x1ce5e2
00000000 00000000 Skype+0x1ceb30
The following 5 instructions are running over and over again. It looks like a busy-wait loop.
0:009> p
eax=ffffffff ebx=0549ffc4 ecx=01195fe8 edx=01195fe8 esi=00400000 edi=0243d000
eip=005e5a37 esp=0549fb50 ebp=0549fb90 iopl=0         nv up ei ng nz na pe cy
cs=0023  ss=002b  ds=002b  es=002b  fs=0053  gs=002b             efl=00000287
Skype+0x1e5a37:
005e5a37 8b11            mov     edx,dword ptr [ecx]  ds:002b:01195fe8=e85f1901
0:009> p
eax=ffffffff ebx=0549ffc4 ecx=01195fe8 edx=01195fe8 esi=00400000 edi=0243d000
eip=005e5a39 esp=0549fb50 ebp=0549fb90 iopl=0         nv up ei ng nz na pe cy
cs=0023  ss=002b  ds=002b  es=002b  fs=0053  gs=002b             efl=00000287
Skype+0x1e5a39:
005e5a39 3bd3            cmp     edx,ebx
0:009> p
eax=ffffffff ebx=0549ffc4 ecx=01195fe8 edx=01195fe8 esi=00400000 edi=0243d000
eip=005e5a3b esp=0549fb50 ebp=0549fb90 iopl=0         nv up ei ng nz na pe cy
cs=0023  ss=002b  ds=002b  es=002b  fs=0053  gs=002b             efl=00000287
Skype+0x1e5a3b:
005e5a3b 7304            jae     Skype+0x1e5a41 (005e5a41)               [br=0]
0:009> p
eax=ffffffff ebx=0549ffc4 ecx=01195fe8 edx=01195fe8 esi=00400000 edi=0243d000
eip=005e5a3d esp=0549fb50 ebp=0549fb90 iopl=0         nv up ei ng nz na pe cy
cs=0023  ss=002b  ds=002b  es=002b  fs=0053  gs=002b             efl=00000287
Skype+0x1e5a3d:
005e5a3d 8bca            mov     ecx,edx
0:009> p
eax=ffffffff ebx=0549ffc4 ecx=01195fe8 edx=01195fe8 esi=00400000 edi=0243d000
eip=005e5a3f esp=0549fb50 ebp=0549fb90 iopl=0         nv up ei ng nz na pe cy
cs=0023  ss=002b  ds=002b  es=002b  fs=0053  gs=002b             efl=00000287
Skype+0x1e5a3f:
005e5a3f ebf6            jmp     Skype+0x1e5a37 (005e5a37)
0:009> dd 01195fe8 
01195fe8  01195fe8 00000000 2a7354d7 0549fb70
01195ff8  00000000 00068416 00000a82 00000000
01196008  00117db6 00000000 00000000 00000000
01196018  00000000 00000000 01000000 00000000
01196028  0000007a 0264f4f8 0000003e 00000001
01196038  00000000 056a01a0 0569fa10 00000000
01196048  00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
01196058  00000000 00000001 02621094 00000000
0:009> dd 0549ffc4 
0549ffc4  0549ffe4 77442d22 93a6b2d4 00000000
0549ffd4  0549ffec 773b9a12 00b8fff9 02633270
0549ffe4  ffffffff 7743135a 00000000 00000000
0549fff4  00b8fff9 02633270 00000000 ????????
054a0004  ???????? ???????? ???????? ????????
054a0014  ???????? ???????? ???????? ????????
054a0024  ???????? ???????? ???????? ????????
054a0034  ???????? ???????? ???????? ????????
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Re: skype not working on windows 8 consumer preview

yes.  Skype works fine with Windows 8 Developer preview.  But with Win 8 consumer preview (build 8400), Skype only works only when you first set up.  After you log out from your windows or shut down the machine, and then Skype does not work when you re-login/reboot.

 

I'm able to run around this problem by creating a new standard user account (local account), then use the Skype one time.  Then delete that account, and create a new account to use Skype again. 

 

Well that's why they call it "Preview".

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Re: skype not working on windows 8 consumer preview

I'm having the same issue on my Windows 8 Release Preview install, hope they'll fix it asap...
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Re: skype not working on windows 8 consumer preview

Same problem for me, please send a fix ASAP. 

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Re: skype not working on windows 8 consumer preview

Hi,

 

As a workaround you can try the following:

  1. Quit skype and make sure that no instance is running using the task manager
  2. Open explorer and go to Users\usename\, from there select view and check the hidden items checkbook
  3. You should see a folder called AppData go to AppData\Roaming\Skype
  4. There delete all the files and folder that contain the word shared. In my case were :
  • folder: shared_dyco
  • folder: shared_httpfe
  • file: shared.lck
  • file: shared

 

After that open Skye again and try to sign in.

Also I noticed that if you don't sing out and just quit the software it will open fine and auto sign in without issues (haven't tried shutting down yet)

 

Hope this helps anyone

 

Renzo 

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Re: skype not working on windows 8 consumer preview

This issue was fixed in last update.

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Re: skype not working on windows 8 consumer preview

Still not working in my 64bit system. Alos "workaround" does not help.
Juhatnieminen
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Re: skype not working on windows 8 consumer preview

Are you running Skype 5.9.0.123 for Windows on your Windows 8 Release Preview version? See here: http://blogs.skype.com/garage/2012/06/skype_59_for_windows_hotfix_release_notes_changelog.html

What's the error message and/or problem you are seeing?

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Re: skype not working on windows 8 consumer preview

Thank´s for the good advice. I misunderstood one critical thing: I was looking update for windows and not an update for Skype to solve this... So now, with the "hotfix", working. Thank´s again :happy:
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