I'm running windows 7 ult 64, and have the lates version of skype. I've tried unintstalling, reinstalling. I've updated all my drivers. Every single driver I have. I've deleted the .xml file that was causing some people problems. Here is the error report from the crash.
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 12/18/2011 6:39:12 AM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Faulting application name: Skype.exe, version: 18.104.22.168, time stamp: 0x4e96c2e0
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17651, time stamp: 0x4e211319
Exception code: 0x0eedfade
Fault offset: 0x0000b9bc
Faulting process id: 0x1100
Faulting application start time: 0x01ccbd79957f3cfb
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: e74c892d-296c-11e1-b6f5-6cf0495725b8
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-12-18T11:39:12.000000000Z" />
<Data>C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe</Data>
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
The quickest method currently, to resolve this, is to install over what you have using the beta release here: http://skype.com/go/getskype-beta
My father is also experiencing the same issues with his computer. I sent him an e-mail to try the beta.
This sounds like a pretty widespread problem, as I have friends who have had the same problems this week.