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Q: skype error "skype can't connect"

i have tryed to log in to skype to day but all it does is log in for ages then come up with an error "skype can't connect" i have tried everything to fix it but nothing works. i have uninstalled it, restarted pc, restarted modem. i can connect to everything else but skype and it was working earlier today.

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A: skype error "skype can't connect"

no one gonna help -_-

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I couldn't find the proper forum for this, feel free to move if it's not appropriate in this forum.

But yeah, every time Skype forces an update on me, it'll either display that message or constantly freeze. Currently, it's the "Skype can't connect." message, that shows up after I type my username and password while pressing Enter afterwards. I followed the official website's tutorial and even restarted my computer, but no avail. I'd appreciate any assistance given.

A:"Skype can't connect."(Windows 7)

Try posting in the Skype forum for better results: Windows (desktop client) - Skype Community

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First off, thank you for taking the time to read this and help little ol' me out. I've been having a problem lately, where programs crash when I attempt to start them. It's happening with all of the following programs: Skype, Oovoo, Champions Online, Neverwinter, D&D: Eberon unlimited. When I attempt to start the program, it immediately comes up with a box saying "X has stopped working" X being any of those programs listed above. This problem used to just affect D&D and Champions Online, but for some reason, it started affecting other programs similarly just the other day. I think it might have something to do with the launchers and when they connect with the internet, because the static Oovoo launcher only crashes when I click "Connect with Facebook" or try to click log in. The other launchers crash immediately. Here are my specs:Windows 7 64 bit. Manufacturer is Acer, the model is Aspire 5830TG, Intel? Core ? i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz 2.30GHz, 6.00 GB of ram (5.85 GB usable). I would be ridiculously grateful if anyone could help me, thank you for your time, just ask me if you need to know anything else about the computer to figure out the problem.

A:"X has stopped working error" on Skype, Oovoo, Neverwinter, more...

Is this still the inferior Factory Preinstalled Win7 with all of the bloatware and duplicate utiltiies which have better versions built into Win7? These throttle Win7 from its native performance and cause endless issues.

That's why most tech enthusiasts will not run such an install but instead Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Everything is provided in the blue link tutorial.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

If you'd rather work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

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Hello!
Title said it all.. on Skype the exact moment I click on Log In, I get this BSOD... My PC is quite new and never had this problem with skype before.
Would appreciate if you could help me.
Included the dmp and rest of the files...
Thanks
NOVIN_PENDAR.zip.

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Running Windows 7 Professional and Office 365 Professional which included Skype for Business. When I installed Office 365 Pro the other day everything was working just fine. This morning I updated iTunes and rebooted. Skype for Business no long loads now. I get the "Microsoft Lync has stopped working" with the usual two options to check online for solutions or close the program.

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Problem details:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: lync.exe
Application Version: 15.0.4727.1001
Application Timestamp: 555afc75
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.18409
Fault Module Timestamp: 53159a86
Exception Code: e06d7363
Exception Offset: 0000c42d
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
LCID: 1033

Read our privacy statement online:
go.microsoft.com/.../

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

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What I've tried: -I already tried rebooting again, didn't work
-I ran sfc.exe /scannow and that found no errors.
-Ran CCLeaner Registry cleaner to see if it found anything broken related
-Ran the quick repair for Office 365, nothing...
-Ran the full repair for Office 365, nothing...
I'm at a lost here. One thing I ... Read more

A:Skype for Business No longer launches; "Stopped Working"

No one has any suggestions?

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On my laptop, when I open my wireless internet connection and click "settings," I see a window that says "Select the services running on your network that Internet users can access".

There is a list of 5 such "services", all with checked check-boxes:
iC4500
iC5353
Skype TCP at (IP address)
Skype UDP at (IP address)
svchost (IP address)
I'd like to know what these are and what they're for. Does "Internet users can access" mean myself as the Internet user or people elsewhere accessing something on my computer?

Skype is not installed on my computer, so I am surprised to see it here.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
 

A:Solved: What are the "services running on my network"? (iC4500, iC5353, Skype, scvhos

It means that you can access.

If they are not selected, I would not worry, I think that are there by default for pre configuration purposes in case you want to use skype or other software that requires service configuration to work properly.

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I have searched for a solution that will enable my Win8.1 ASUS X54C laptop to wake-up from 'sleep' when an incoming Skype call occurs.

I am in the habit of putting my laptop in "sleep mode" when I know I will not use it for more than 30 minutes or so. Being retired, I am on and off my laptop many times a day, and I occasionally miss incoming Skype calls from family overseas if am not sitting at my laptop

I have searched for a solution, but have not found a 'fix'

Is there any way I can allow and incoming Skype call wake the laptop, and so (by my Skype ringtone) alert me that someone is trying to contact me on Skype?

A:Wake-up from "sleep" for incoming Skype call

hi,I don't use Skype myself ,but my search finds make sure 'wake on lan ' is set in the bios ,did you try that ,good luck

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Hi everybody,
we are trying to implement a whitelist for IE Add-ons via GPO. So we filled the Add-On list with all the CLSIDs we need.
To improve security we would also like to set the "Deny all add-ons unless specifically allowed in the Add-on List" option to prevent users from installing toolbars or other shady stuff. Unfortunately, this seems to break some things like
"Click-to-Call" even tough all corresponding Add-Ons are activated via the whitelist. We also have another web application that generates a PDF file when clicking on a specific button. That also does not work anymore (nothing happens when clicking
the button).
Internet Explorer version is 11 with latest patches on Windows 10 1709 (1803 shows the same behavior). Haven't tested other Windows versions yet.
I hope you guys can help.
Thanks in advance,
MBTN

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i've been trying to install Skype for the past few months, and it's failed each time with the same error message: "Could not access network location:." This occurs after the program has downloaded and about a quarter of the way through installing. Skype has never been on this comp before so it's not an update.

incidentally, our other computer, an XP, has the same problem, so idk if it's the program itself, or that both the computers are messed up.

also the hard drive has 11.1 GB free of 105, and i'm using firefox if it helps any. thanks in advance!

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I notice that Phantom010 helped Celor with a similar problem - my machine seemsok under normal use, but as soon as I make a voice or video call on Skype, services.exe seems to hog the CPU.
I hope that Phantom010 can help me too..............

Please help me as this machine is going to fly out the window!!!!

In life, you cannot press the backspace button.

I have included the log from HijackThis....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:06:30, on 08/09/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Vodafone\PC Protection\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\Vodafone\PC Protection\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Vodafone\PC Protection\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Vodafone\PC Protection\Common\FSHDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:100% CPU usage in XP SP3 when on "voice call" in Skype

You have too many Startup applications loading with Windows. This can significantly increase your Startup time and affect overall performance.

Please download and run Autoruns.

Click on Options.

Put a check mark on Hide Microsoft and Windows Entries.

Hit the F5 key to refresh your page.

Only non-Microsoft applications will be showing.

Select the Logon tab and uncheck the following items:

igfxtray

igfxhkcmd

igfxpers

PDVDDXSrv

tsnp325

snp325

Adobe Reader Speed Launcher

Adobe ARM

WinampAgent

ISUSPM Startup

ISUSScheduler

systray

MobileConnect

HP Software Update

SunJavaUpdateSched

SigmatelSysTrayApp

MSMSGS

Nokia.PCSync

Skype

Digital Line Detect.lnk

HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk

Microsoft Office.lnk

WinZip Quick Pick.lnk
Other than your antivirus, firewall and Internet connectivity service, the Startup Type on most of your non-Microsoft Services (from programs YOU have installed), can be changed from Automatic to Manual. This will reduce the amount of processes running in the background and speed up your computer.

Do not worry about making the wrong choices. If some programs aren't running properly when their Service's Startup Type is set to Manual, everything can be restored to the way it was before, following the same procedure. There isn't any risk involved.

Run Autoruns again (with a check mark on Hide Microsoft and Windows Entries).

Select the Services tab.

Only non-Microsoft services will be showing.

Right-click on any serv... Read more

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I could use skype perfectly fine until a few days ago, where it's suddenly decided it can't detect my sound card. I've tried rebooting, tried fiddling with settings & moving the microphone's port and also updated skype to the very latest, but it still doesn't work.
Please help?

A:Skype "can't detect my sound card"

Since this is apparently a recent problem, try a System Restore back to a date when it did work. If that doesn't fix it, System Restore has an "undo" function to back out of the System Restore.

System Restore can be accessed from Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools.

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hello,

I downloaded Skype a few days ago and I often get the subject message when starting it up. Some days it opens up fine. Please note I have lots of hardrive space and my RAM is 1GB.

Please help.
 

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"We want to let you know that your AcerVCM.exe app will stop working with Skype starting december 2013."

What does this mean? That Skype will not work anymore with my computer or what??
 

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All very much new territory for me this so apols in advance it it's a really dumb question....!

I've already got Skype working ok on my Lenovo G50 laptop however it's the mobile phone "usage" if that's the right word that's confusing me. The problem is my ordinary mobile phone account is with the Post Office UK however they're closing down in September, so I'm wondering if there's some sort of small hand held Skype thingy with a screen instead rather than facing the dreaded minefield of Vodaphone and the rest who I have already had several bad and very expensive experiences with ?

Or is there not such a thing....?

Thanks in advance

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can you Skype someone "cold turkey" or do you have to first ask them to add you to their contact list?
 

A:Skype "contacts"

You need to install skype latest version for solve you issue. Photoshop cs5 full version free also you can download with skype.
 

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Honestly, I don't go to any illegitimate sites on this machine. How do I even get this crap? *sigh*
I suppose it doesn't matter, down to business...
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16379 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 199998 MB, Free - 77505 MB; I: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 1046520 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, 970 Extreme3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:"Ads by MediaForce" in Skype

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Hi There

I have Windows Vista Lap Top with a built in Web Cam. It's been a few years now that my web cam on Skype is not working. Here is what I did to see if my USB camera is working properly. I went on Control Panel, Clicked on System, clicked on Device Manager and then clicked on Imaging Devices and finally clicked on USB Camera. When I clicked on USB Camera I got this message that said "This device is working properly". I then checked my drivers and they are up to date.

When I go to Skype and sign in and see if I could see my image on the screen, I get this message that says "Skype couldn't find a web cam".

I don't know what the problem could be. I don't have any other web cams on my computer. How do I fix this problem??
 

A:Skype says "cannot find web cam"

does the camera work in other programs?
if it doesn't then the cheapest solution is to buy a cheap usb one to plug in & use with Skype
 

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Can you Skype someone completely "cold turkey" or do you first have to ask them to add you to their contact list or vice versa?
 

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how do I contact someone through Skype and ask them to add me to their contact list or vice versa? Thank you.
 

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Our connection is a DSL one thru wifi.l We have three laptops, a week ago everything was fine then last tuesday only a SINGLE laptop was able to connect to wifi ( the one im using right now ) the weird thing is that my laptop ( one of the two laptops that cannot connect ) skype is online ( i can chat, call and view webcams ) and when we turn off the wifi for a minute and turn it back on - all three laptops can connect to the wifi but after 30mins or so an error will appear ERROR 105 and the DNS lookup failed.
Ive tried troubleshooting it thru cmd ( the ones i saw on the internet ) someworks but after an hour or so it wont work anymore.
the three laptops Mine is vista home premium and the 2 laptops are Windows 7; even phones that has wifi - Samsung, Nokia and Iphone cannot connect to the wifi also.
our firewall is turn off, no viruses etc.


Im leaning towards that the wifi ( hardware ) or the DSL provider is at fault here.


PS. A week ago and last morning my laptop informed that " the IP address is being used by another device, that we have the same IP address and that ill be experiencing connection difficulties " in what i recall.
 

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Windows 7 32 Bitand Skype 5.0 new version of Skype no more freezing lost other topic. I am so happy finally skype works on Windows 7 32 Bit Home Premium
 

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Dear
 
I noticed that skype has send to all skype contacts a certain link, to one contact even multiply links.
 
this all happens on the same day: 17th december from 14:30 -14:39.
 
I haven't seen any spam send anymore after that.
 
Skype support told me to reset my password, I did, and to download safety scanner from microsoft. they proviced me with the link.
 
when I try to open the link, the browser cannot load the page, it is stuck in a loop:  sometimes I see a page, but just for a second or even less, then mostly white page, and browser keeps trying to load the page. and in chrome : a  little shield symbol on the right side of the address bar says that it's trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources. this message dissappears very quickly.
 
 
I have skype installed on two laptops, and on my smartphone (iphone).
 
The problem I told about, is on one laptop that has no antivirus. I did not yet checked the other laptop, if the microsoft page opens or not. but I do have bitdefender internet security (paid) installed on the second laptop.
 
I want to be sure the laptop that has the problem, is virusfree.
 
 
 
Scanresultaten van Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Versie:31-12-2015
Gestart door Momo (Beheerder) op MOMOSONYLAPTOP (31-12-2015 17:11:28)
Gestart vanaf C:\Users\Momo\Desktop
Geladen Profielen: Momo (Beschikbare Profielen: Momo & Nora & MomoSurf)
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A:spam send in skype account to all skype contacts - cannot load page safety scan

I downloaded the safety scanner from microsoft from my other laptop without any issue.
 
copied it to a usb, put it on the problem laptop, a full scan and nothing found.
 
I realize I did had a antivirus paid version (kaspersky internet securuity) on the laptop, as I first said that it had no antivirus.
 
I only disabled it because it had problems running.
 
Now I enabled it, updated it and run a full scan. nothing found.
 
I don't know if skype is the cause and not a virus?  the skype workers told me that the cause could be anything (email, virus on computer).
 
I mostly use skype on iphone, and here I'm confused with what the skype workers said: one said that iphone can not be infected, so no need to check the iphone.
an other said: you can download an app from app store to scan for viruses, because it is possible that the virus is on the iphone.
 
This is really not clear anymore.

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skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do not seem instead shows a small null icon, well what to do to be seen ?

A:skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do

Hello Ise,

You might see if creating a new shortcut for it directly from the .exe file of Skype may work instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
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-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

Bump.

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I've experienced some problems and discomfort with skype for win8:
- not able to show screen,
- terrible design,
- very slow response (i.e. when I click RMB, the menu shows up in several seconds, and I expect to see it immideately),
- doesn't understand links to skype chat like skype:?chat&blob=blahblahblah, when I click it nothing happens.

I've also tried skype for desktop, it was even worse:
- when I changed online status to invisible (i've also tried with N/A), skype stopped to receive and send messages,
- when this or another error occurs, I try to kill skype process via task manager, TM then firstly says that skype is not responding (so i am trying to kill process), after that TM stops responding as well.
So when i've tried skype for desktop i had to reboot my laptop about 5 times in a day.

Now I've installed skype from Store back, but I still need to go to skype chat.

Could anyone please help me either make skype 5.x/6.x work on win8, or enter the chat which i need?

Here's my system: http://i.imgur.com/Fu65f57.png

Thanks in advance!

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My skype contacts are missing with newest skype and the support gives me
"Carissa M.
First, ensure that you are signed in with the correct Skype Name." 
Could anyone upload skype 6.1 or lower please... 
Also does anyone know why the skype crashes when trying to login with microsoft account on newest version 6.3.60.105
Thanks 

A:Skype retarded support: Anyone upload Skype 6.1

You can find 6.1 online with a quick google search, such as at http://www.filepuma.com/download/skype_6.1.0.129-2261/For even older versions: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/skype-5-9-0-123Don't have version 6.3 to verify the crash issue using the microsoft log in.

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I usually use the internet in 3 locations on my laptop and till a few days back the laptop would connect fine to all 3 wifi networks. However, out of the blue my laptop stopped connecting to the wifi at location A and B, and still connects fine at location C. Other laptops and phones still connect fine to the wifi at location A and B, there's been no change in the software on my laptop since before the problem and I've run a system restore too to back when it was working, with no luck. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the adapter driver, also cleared my saved network locations and tried to connect again. Any other suggestions?
 

A:Error "Windows was unable to connect to ABC" when trying to connect to ABC wifi.

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I have always used Skype for Desktop and only recently found that there is a Skype Modern App on my system.
From what I have read it would seem the best plan would be to ditch the App and just continue with the desktop version.
Have there been any recent changes that would make the the Modern App a better solution than the Desktop version?

A:Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

They have updated it recently so it doesn't continue to ring even when you have answered the desktop version which is why I uninstalled it in the first place. This means in theory you could install both and answer whichever you felt like at the time.

I prefer the look of the desktop version personally so I never re-installed the Modern App version.

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Not so much a software support question, but this is the best I could figure it'd go into... but if I have an Office 365 subscription that includes 60 minutes of Skype calling a month, do I still need to purchase a Skype number so people can call me and for people to know who's calling them?

I tested it out as it is right now and when I call my dad's phone, says "Unknown caller."

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I have tried everything imaginable to get rid of these two.  I can delete Skype via 
control panel, but it comes back and re-installs itself.  
Click to call will not go away.  When I try to use the control panel I get a message that 
says, "close Chrome browsers to uninstall".   I've tried doing that and still get that same message.
I've even uninstalled Chrome and re-installed it with the same result.
These two are like a bad dream.   
Any help with completely deleting both would be appreciated.
 
Regards, 
Len

A:I can't get rid of Skype or Skype Click To Call!!

If you haven't followed the instructions given in link below....try that.
How can I completely uninstall and then reinstall Skype for Windows desktop?
 
You can also try using Revo in Advanced Mode to remove Skype.
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware

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I cannot open User Accounts in Control Panel, I keep getting ...

Microsoft (R) HTML Application host has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Anyone with a fix? . My appreciations in advance!
 

A:"User Accounts" in Control panel wont Open-Error is "Html application Host Error"

Do you have a recovery restore install disc or partition?
You can try doing a repair or system file check...
Scan For Missing/Corrupt System Files...

Windows XP comes with a wonderful tool called System File Checker (SFC)
Itscans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer...
To Do This:
Click Start menu, and then click the Run icon.
In the small box that Opens, type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button.
In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text), type the following command:
SFC /scannow
And then click OK
You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to run SFC..
You will need your Windows XP CD during this procedure if SFC needs to get an original file. Please remember that Windows XP can have multiple instances of a .DLL file and remember which version is for which program.
Notes....
I have been asked if it is possible to have a "progress meter" show when SFC runs... This is the registry hack you need. PLEASE do not go messing with your registry if you do NOT know what you are doing!
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SFCShowProgress
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)
 

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Hello,

I need help with this Diskette issue please. "Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure"
I've had this problem a few times in a couple of years and I have been able to fix the error by pressing F2 and going to the SETUP. And I've done this with no issues. But this time I thought I fixed it but now I get this new error: "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". After I press Ctrl+Alt+Del it takes me back to the same error massage "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Need help please. This is a Dell Desktop, Windows XP.
Thank you.

Sue
 

A:"Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure" Error Then "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl..."

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I've tried chrome, Firefox and ie9 and none of the browsers work when I try to load a page. A few games I play that require internet don't work either, even though I can connect to Skype and spotify perfectly and IM people. I've tried rebooting, I've tried disconnecting/reconnecting my router, I've tried disabling my firewall and nothing worked.
I don't understand why it's doing this, I just turned my laptop off before I went out, then I came back later, turned it back on and this happened.

A:[SOLVED] Can't connect to browsers or games but can connect to spotify and Skype

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

We don't usually bump posts here until 72 hrs have passed.

Copy and paste these lines into Notepad.

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Double click on the flush.bat file to run it. Vista and Windows 7 users... right click the .bat file and choose to run as Administrator.
Your computer will reboot itself.

Let me know how it goes.

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I've tried chrome, Firefox and ie9 and none of the browsers work when I try to load a page. A few games I play that require internet don't work either, even though I can connect to Skype and spotify perfectly and IM people. I've tried rebooting, I've tried disconnecting/reconnecting my router, I've tried disabling my firewall and nothing worked.
I don't understand why it's doing this, I just turned my laptop off before I went out, then I came back later, turned it back on and this happened.

A:[SOLVED] Can't connect to browsers or games but can connect to spotify and Skype

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

We don't usually bump posts here until 72 hrs have passed.

Copy and paste these lines into Notepad.

@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop.
Double click on the flush.bat file to run it. Vista and Windows 7 users... right click the .bat file and choose to run as Administrator.
Your computer will reboot itself.

Let me know how it goes.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I have a new 2009 laptop running windows vista. I use a Bell mobility internet stick to connect to the internet. I have recently upgraded to skype 4.1 and now I am unable to use skype at all. When I try and sign in it says that skype can not connect - get help fixing problem. I have tried all the trouble shooting suggestions, firewall, I dont have a router or proxy, tried changing skype to exe file etc and nothing has helped. I have uninstalled and reinstalled an older version and this has not helped at all either as I still can not connect. Skype doesn't seem to think I am online when I am. It is not a password or username issue. Please help.
 

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I am running Windows 7 on an HP Pavilion.
 
I have used Skype on this computer many times. Suddenly it has stopped working correctly. I have found many users all over the Internet with the same problem.
 
When I log into Skype, it pretends (for several minutes) to try to log me in. Then I get a red circle with an exclamation point and the notification: Skype can't connect.
 
My other laptop (an Acer) is still working on the same home connection. Both computers are connected wirelessly.
This computer uses an AVG antivirus program and a windows firewall (which is configured to allow Skype).
 
Here are the steps I have taken so far:
 
* Make sure the firewall allows Skype.exe and the Skype launch program.
* Make an inbound Skype rule and outbound Skype rule to make sure the firewall is not blocking Skype.
* Quit Skype. Uninstall. Remove all Skype registry entries. Reinstall Skype (version 6.2.0.106). Restart everything.
 
 

A:Skype can't connect.

I am having the same problem on a customer's computer. Same OS and HP laptop. Have tried the same solutions without success. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and how they fixed it.

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Samsung N130 with pre-installed Win XP Home ver 2002 SP3, purchased 5 years ago.
That time Skype (do not remember which version was available then), installed without problems and has been working OK since then. Yet XP got sluggish and I restored XP to its original conditions using built-in Samsung Recovery Solution III and installed
the latest Skype for windows from official Skype website.  Installation went smoothly, yet the new Skype Ver 7.21.66.100 keeps saying "could not connect to Skype. Check your internet connection"
Internet connection is OK (I have just downloaded this  new Skype over it). On another computer, using the same Internet connection,  Skype 7.18 works fine
Are there known issues with Skype?  I remember when Skype was taken by Microsoft I started having the same "could not connect to Skype"  message and finally it turned out that this way MS forced its customers to upgrade Skype to their
latest version and it got sorted out as soon as I upgraded. But now I already installed the latest version

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I searched the forum for tutorials on how to change these two icons (see pictures),
but couldn't find any, so if anyone have the reg key location for the icons please let me know.

Thanks in Advance

A:Change Start Menu "Run" & "Connect to" icons

What are you trying to do? Its hard to find tuts from pics.

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I am aware this a problem that has been addressed multiple time on this forum and others but am unable to come up with a solution from previous posts.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and have been for years.

I have had no problems previously that I was unable to fix.

This morning when starting up my pc I got the error message "Failed to connect to a windows service"

In addition it has defaulted to windows classic theme and I can not re enable Aero.

I looked at the Event log but it is simply beyond my level of understanding how to address the errors. Also all errors shown seem to be relativity longstanding/ recurring.

I have tried all the common suggestions I could find and none have fixed to problem.

Please can you help

Thanks
Will

A:"Failed to connect to a windows service" error message

The link below talks about this problem with various solutions, 4 pages. I have no idea which one might work for you but it may be worth a try.

Failed to Connect to a Windows Service message - Microsoft Community

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I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.

A:Error message "We are unable to connect right now" on login screen

Originally Posted by GuyInDogSuit


I have a Microsoft account set up with a pin. Every time I boot my computer up, I am greeted with the login screen and my photo, with the message below it, "We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later." And it's asking for my password, not my pin. For some reason, I see my username twice on the lower left corner. One is the password log-in, the other is the pin. I can successfully log in with either. I just want to know, what is with the error message? I've got a connection, so I can't figure out why.



Hi, I am having the same error message when setting up auto login. So did you managed to resolve this issue? Anyone here with any advise? Thanks ...

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So, my wireless adapter suddenly didn't want to show my router. No big deal, I can just connect manually. But when I tried...
I don't get it. What happened?

Model: Acer Extensa 4620Z
Processor: Intel (R) Premium (R) Dual CPU T2390 @1.86 GHz 1.87 GHz
RAM: 3GB
OS: Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Network Adapter: Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter

A:"An unexpected error occured" While attempting to connect manually

Originally Posted by ThisIsU


So, my wireless adapter suddenly didn't want to show my router. No big deal, I can just connect manually. But when I tried...

I don't get it. What happened?

Model: Acer Extensa 4620Z
Processor: Intel (R) Premium (R) Dual CPU T2390 @1.86 GHz 1.87 GHz
RAM: 3GB
OS: Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Network Adapter: Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter



Driver issue? Are there any new drivers for your wifi adapter? Did rebooting fix the problem?

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i cant connect to the enternet or lan on my desktop. when i type in
the ipconfig /renew then it say unable to connect to the dhcp server.
can i get some help plz im not that pro in networking.
 

A:cant connect to the network "a dhcp error" not wireless and no router

You have to tell us what network you are connecting to so you can get help. No info = no help.

You could start by describing physically how your computer connects to the lan and then the internet.
 

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I have two computers, both are members of our company domain.  both Windows 7 64 bit.
I have an IOMega StorCenter ix2 device.
One computer works great.  I can connect and back up files to the device.
The other computer reports the error above and I am unable to use the device.
I checked with our network and domain team here and they assure me there are no policies set which would prohibit someone from connecting to a network attached storage device.
I have contacted IOMega and after extensive troubleshooting, they say the issue is with MS Windows, or the network, not the device.
Any help would be greatly apprecaited!

A:When trying to connect to an IOMega backup disk, I get an error: "The account is not authorized to log in from this station"

Hi,
How do you connect the device? Directly connect to computer via USB or as a NAS on the network?
If you directly connect via USB, you should recheck if the driver is installed correctly.  If you connection is via network, you may directly type IP address to access to your IOMega StorCenter ix2 device.  If it is possible, you'd better temporarily
disable firewall and antivirus for test.
I think the IOMega StorCenter ix2 device has been preinstalled a system, do you have the account to access to it?
What are the differences between your two computers, for example, the user accounts belong to what groups?Ivan-Liu
TechNet Community Support

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every other website works perfectly. this started after my computer did an SCT Flash Utility for Lenovo update. That may have been coincidental but mentioning it. I have a picture of when that update ran and can share if needed. I replaced my hosts file. the problem affects all browsers, firefox, chrome, ie. i have run hijackthis and attached it here. I also added paypal to my trusted sites list. I am running windows 10.

thank you in advance,
Kim
 

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I receive an "Error 50" when I attempt to connect to my internet provider. I have checked the modem and it is working properly. I have reinstalled TCP/IP services, etc.

The modem dials, connects to the ISP provider, the ISP verifies my user name and password, and then I get the Error 50 message and am unable to connect.

I have tried 3 different modems (all good) with the same result. I have rechecked the settings numerous times, set up new connections, etc., and end up with the same result.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
 

A:Modem reports "Error 50" on attempt to connect

Is this connected to a DSL line?
 

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