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Solved: Vista keeps Freezing (Skype 3.8)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by EnfoToad, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. EnfoToad

    EnfoToad Thread Starter

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    I recently installed Skype (3.8). I then restarted my computer. After about a minute, my computer freezed up. The only way I could get out of this, is by physically holding the power button until the computer turns off. Everytime I login my computer freezes up again. I looked it up on the internet and it looks like a lot of people are having the problem with Skype and Vista. There aren't any answers out there. Does anyone know how to resolve this issue?

    Thank You

    Things I have already tried:
    1. Run in Safe Mode and uninstall Skype
    2. System Restore (in safe mode)
    3. Last Known Good Configuration (during boot)
    4. Doing following commands using Admin account in Safe Mode:
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\jscript.dll


    Side Note: This also messed up Firefox. I will try to post details about what happened to Firefox.
     
  2. EnfoToad

    EnfoToad Thread Starter

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    Here is how I fixed it:

    Download the same exact installation for Skype and then right click and select "Run as Administrator." Now go through the entire setup. Then restart the computer and then use Control Panel to remove Skype. Restart one more time and the problem should be gone!
     
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