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Skype problem
Thread poster: Wolfgang Jörissen

Wolfgang Jörissen  Identity Verified
Belize
Dutch to German
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Dec 22, 2010

Hi there!

Strange thing, but Skype (version 5.0.0.152) all of a sudden crashed on both of my machines (XP and W7) more or less at the same time. It is possible to restart, but it refuses to log on ever since. Anyone out there with the same problem?


 

lexical  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 21:47
Portuguese to English
same problem Dec 22, 2010

I've had the same problem this afternoon with Sype v.3.8 and uninstalled it and installed v.5.0, with no better success. I think the problem must be at Skype's end.

 

Signe Golly  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 21:47
Danish to English
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can't log on either Dec 22, 2010

I just tried starting skype, too, and it just keeps trying to log on (with the little arrows going around) but it's getting nowhere.

 

Stefano Papaleo  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 21:47
Member (2005)
English to Italian
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No chance Dec 22, 2010

I've tried a few times this afternoon but it doesn't connect at all

 

4leavedClover  Identity Verified
Bulgaria
Local time: 22:47
English to Bulgarian
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Same problem Dec 22, 2010

... for more than 3 hours so far. It seems Skype has problems. I hope it will be OK soon.

 

Evonymus (Ewa Kazmierczak)  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 21:47
Member (2010)
English to Polish
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same here Dec 22, 2010

I'm glad you've opened this thread. Otherwise I would think it was only me.
Ewa


 

xxxJPW  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:47
Spanish to English
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Mine's working (a bit) Dec 22, 2010

I am using version 4.2 and have signed in with no problems.

I didn't know there was a version 5 BTW but it won't let me update just the now.

Interestingly though, the "test call" feature is marked as 'offline' so maybe Skype are having connectivity issues.

And my online status is showing up as offline/unavailable also.


 

Marc Cordes  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 21:47
English to German
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same here Dec 22, 2010

it even shuts itself down after a while with the message (Vista) "Skype has stopped working".

 

Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
Member (2004)
Italian to German
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Crashed three times this afternoon Dec 22, 2010

which never happened before. I thought it was the new version I installed this week. Each time, it was possible to restart immediately, though. I see now that nobody of my contacts is online, but this may be a fortuity.

 

Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 21:47
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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Moderator of this forum
--- Dec 22, 2010


I'm having problems signing in to Skype today...


Last Updated: 22nd December 17:42 GMT

We are aware that some people are encountering difficulties signing in to Skype. Rest assured, we are working hard to fix this.

In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing you.
https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA10874/I-m-having-problems-signing-in-to-Skype-today?frompage=category



 

Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:47
Member (2006)
English to Polish
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it seems that the problem persists Dec 22, 2010

Let's hope that they will sort it out by tomorrow.

I am wondering what could be the reason - increased traffic due to Christmas, recent integration with Facebook (yet more traffic) or something else altogether? They did not have that kind of problems for over two years I believe.

Stanislaw


 

Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 21:47
French to German
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No connection :( Dec 22, 2010

My Skype client (2.8.0.851 for Mac) cannot connect either. The login works, but that's about it.

ETA: the page http://heartbeat.skype.com doesn't seem to load quickly - however and as per now, all services are indicated as "working normally"... which is quite strange given the fact that we cannot connect.

[Modifié le 2010-12-22 20:07 GMT]


 

Simone Linke  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 21:47
Member (2009)
English to German
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down for everybody Dec 22, 2010

Skype is down all over the world (see some of the news results via Google & Co.).. the problem seems to be a bit more serious than usual...icon_eek.gif

 

Katja Schoone  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 21:47
Member (2006)
English to German
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Skype faces problems with supernode computers Dec 22, 2010

http://www.mode.net/16143-skype-weltweiter-ausfall

(sorry, German link).

I have, however, other problems with my desktop computer, since skype crashed it does not connect to the internet at all (my laptop does) and the only programmes which work are the MS Office programmes. Trados cannot be opened, no error message, upon clicking on the icon it tries to open and then stops without opening. Network Center cannot be opened, system programmes cannot be opened. I have shut down the whole machine various times, disconnecting it from the current, switched the router on and off to no avail.

Anybody any idea?

I do not think that it could be a virus as I do not receive e-mails on this computer nor do I download stuff.

Ideas much appreciated

Katja


 

Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 21:47
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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Moderator of this forum
English link Dec 22, 2010

http://gigaom.com/2010/12/22/skype-goes-down-millions-impacted/

 
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