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Skype Desktop on Windows 8

I've been trying to use Skype 6.0 (desktop version) on my Windows 8 machine for a couple days now, since the native Windows 8 Skype app is so buggy. Anyways, I've noticed that i can use the desktop version for a couple minutes when i first start my computer, before it completely locks up and I can't do anything. Let me explain. By "locking up", I mean that everything stops working in Skype. Changing my status won't do anything, my IMs don't get sent, and nothing comes in either. It's almost as though I lose connection to the Skype servers after a couple minutes of use. After I forcibly sign out of my account, I can't log back in, because Skype tells me I'm already signed in, meaning I hafto restart my computer again to get Skype working for the couple minutes that it does.

 

Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.

Tamim
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try uninstalling Skype with Revo (Select advanced options-remove all)
http://www.revouninstaller.com/download/revouninstaller.zip

now try reinstalling latest Skype with this link:
http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-wlm

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Re: Skype Desktop on Windows 8

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Make sure Skype is not running in Compatibility / ADMIN Mode.

 

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Try to reset Skype Settings
http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Skype-auto-logs-off/m-p/938210/highlight/true#M69026

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Re: Skype Desktop on Windows 8

Thanks for the reply. I tried what you posted and nothing is ticked on mine either. I also recently reinstalled Windows 8 to get the same issue for the Skype Desktop application, which is why I've taken to the forums to ask about this issue.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Skype Desktop on Windows 8

Have you tried resetting Skype settings?

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Re: Skype Desktop on Windows 8

Yes, multiple times. I'm now in the process of testing a solution I found in the Windows 8 Section of the forum regarding the same issue. Maybe ensuring the hard drive never turns off will fix the problem.
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Re: Skype Desktop on Windows 8

Please post event viewer log in your very next reply.

Click Start >> Run >> Type eventvwr.msc /s
Custom Views >> Administrative Events
Look for any error message related to Skype crash.

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Re: Skype Desktop on Windows 8

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I just checked, I don't see anything regarding Skype.

 

Below is the entire log


Error 2012-11-10 11:17:45 AM SharedAccess_NAT 34001 None
Error 2012-11-10 11:16:26 AM Security-SPP 8198 None
Error 2012-11-10 11:13:24 AM Dhcp-Client 1001 Address Configuration State Event
Error 2012-11-10 11:12:42 AM Security-SPP 8198 None
Error 2012-11-10 11:11:45 AM Security-SPP 8198 None
Error 2012-11-10 11:11:13 AM WLAN-AutoConfig 10000 None
Warning 2012-11-10 11:10:15 AM Kernel-PnP 219 (212)
Warning 2012-11-10 11:09:19 AM User Profile Service 1530 None
Warning 2012-11-10 11:09:19 AM User Profile Service 1530 None
Error 2012-11-10 11:09:16 AM DistributedCOM 10010 None
Error 2012-11-10 11:09:16 AM DistributedCOM 10010 None
Error 2012-11-10 10:30:26 AM Security-SPP 8198 None
Error 2012-11-10 10:30:23 AM Dhcp-Client 1001 Address Configuration State Event
Error 2012-11-10 10:29:20 AM Security-SPP 8198 None
Error 2012-11-10 10:28:15 AM WLAN-AutoConfig 10000 None
Warning 2012-11-10 10:26:57 AM Kernel-PnP 219 (212)
Error 2012-11-10 10:25:45 AM SharedAccess_NAT 34001 None
Warning 2012-11-10 10:22:18 AM User Profile Service 1530 None
Warning 2012-11-10 10:22:17 AM User Profile Service 1530 None
Error 2012-11-10 10:22:16 AM DistributedCOM 10010 None
Error 2012-11-10 10:20:55 AM Application Hang 1002 (101)
Warning 2012-11-10 10:17:37 AM DeviceSetupManager 123 None
Warning 2012-11-10 10:15:44 AM DeviceSetupManager 123 None
Error 2012-11-10 10:01:45 AM SharedAccess_NAT 34001 None
Error 2012-11-10 10:01:32 AM Security-SPP 8198 None
Warning 2012-11-10 10:00:28 AM DeviceSetupManager 123 None
Error 2012-11-10 9:59:34 AM Security-SPP 8198 None
Warning 2012-11-10 9:59:26 AM DeviceSetupManager 123 None
Warning 2012-11-10 9:58:52 AM Kernel-Processor-Power 37 (7)
Warning 2012-11-10 9:58:52 AM Kernel-Processor-Power 37 (7)
Error 2012-11-10 9:56:55 AM Dhcp-Client 1001 Address Configuration State Event
Error 2012-11-10 9:56:53 AM Dhcp-Client 1001 Address Configuration State Event
Error 2012-11-10 12:46:35 PM Dhcp-Client 1001 Address Configuration State Event
Error 2012-11-10 12:46:35 PM Dhcp-Client 1001 Address Configuration State Event
Warning 2012-11-10 9:56:06 AM DeviceSetupManager 123 None
Error 2012-11-10 9:55:44 AM Service Control Manager 7030 None
Warning 2012-11-10 9:55:28 AM DeviceSetupManager 123 None
Warning 2012-11-10 9:54:48 AM DeviceSetupManager 123 None
Error 2012-11-10 9:54:48 AM WLAN-AutoConfig 10000 None
Warning 2012-11-10 9:54:16 AM DeviceSetupManager 123 None
Warning 2012-11-10 9:52:07 AM Winlogon 6006 None
Warning 2012-11-10 9:51:27 AM Winlogon 6005 None
Error 2012-11-10 9:51:20 AM Security-SPP 8198 None
Error 2012-11-10 9:51:18 AM Security-SPP 8198 None
Error 2012-11-10 12:40:49 PM PrintService 512 Initializing a print provider
Warning 2012-11-10 9:50:30 AM Kernel-PnP 219 (212)
Warning 2012-11-10 9:50:15 AM WMI 63 None
Warning 2012-11-10 9:50:15 AM WMI 63 None
Warning 2012-11-10 9:50:16 AM Search 3086 Gatherer
Error 2012-11-10 9:49:41 AM WLAN-AutoConfig 10000 None
Warning 2012-11-10 9:48:05 AM User Profile Service 1530 None
Warning 2012-11-10 9:47:19 AM Kernel-PnP 219 (212)
Error 2012-11-10 9:46:54 AM Security-SPP 8198 None
Error 2012-11-10 12:44:36 PM WLAN-AutoConfig 10000 None
Error 2012-11-10 12:42:55 PM Service Control Manager 7024 None
Error 2012-11-10 12:40:50 PM Service Control Manager 7023 None
Error 2012-11-10 12:40:48 PM DistributedCOM 10010 None
Error 2012-11-10 12:38:49 PM Service Control Manager 7023 None
Error 2012-11-10 12:38:46 PM Service Control Manager 7023 None

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Re: Skype Desktop on Windows 8

bump.

is no one else having this problem ?
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Re: Skype Desktop on Windows 8

try uninstalling Skype with Revo (Select advanced options-remove all)
http://www.revouninstaller.com/download/revouninstaller.zip

now try reinstalling latest Skype with this link:
http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-wlm

Regards,
Tamim
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Re: Skype Desktop on Windows 8

Apparently uninstalling Skype with Revo fixed something reinstalling my entire OS couldn't fix. Regardless, it is working for now, so I guess it did its job. Thanks.
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