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Re: Skype won't detect my build-in camera - Possible Solution

I had this problem and it took me a couple hours to find the solution.


My specific problem was I knew my webcam worked. I could open another program and could take pictures with my webcam, but Skype wouldn't recognize my webcam. This told me there weren't any hardware problems and that the webcam drivers were probably installed correctly.


You might be able to test your webcam on this site - http://www.testmycam.net/. Note: I don't endorse this site, and do not know how secure it is. Try at your own risk. 


Bottom line - webcam worked, skype didnt. 


It turned out that there was another program (teamviewer) that was running on my computer and locking up the webcam. Below are the steps I took to find the problem. Chance are if you have another program locking up the webcam these steps will help you find that. These steps were taken on Windows 7 Home, but it should work on Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8. I did these steps with Skype For Windows desktop. Not with the Windows 8 (Store) app. 


Step 1 - Start In Diagnostic Mode 

1. Open Start

2. Type msconfig and hit Enter on the keyboard.

3. Click "Diagnostic Startup"  - Note: no matter how far you get in these steps, remember that running in "Diagnostic Startup" by itself is not a solution. When running in Diagnostic Startup only the basic services of the computer will run and chance are other things (like netwoking) will not work.

4. Click OK to close MSCONFIG

5. Restart the computer. It should start in Diagnostic Startup

6. When the computer restarts open Skype. Note: This is the full Skype for Desktop. If you have the Windows 8 (Store) app then the following steps probably wont work for you.

7. When Skype opens click on the Tools menu and then click Options.

8. Open the Video Settings.


Key Test

9. If you webcam workes now (in Diagnostic Startup) then chances are you have another program conflicting with skype and you can follow the remaining steps to find that program. If you webcam still doesn't work then these steps are not for you.


Narrowing Down the Problem

10. Now that we know the webcam works in Diagnostic Startup but not in Normal Startup we have to find out what the diffrence is. Technically it means that a program that only runs in Normal Startup is causesing the problem.

11. The (hopefully) fool-proof way to find this program causing the problem is with the following steps (12-1:cool:. This may take some time, but if you don't miss a step these should help you find the problem.

12. Open start. Type msconfig and hit enter on the keyboard. 

13. Open the Services tab and also open the Startup tab.

14. Notice all the items NOT checked on these TWO tabs. These are the items that run on a Normal Startup but don't run on a Diagnostic Startup.

15. Check ONE of the items that are not checked..

16. Click OK to close MSCONFIG

17. Restart the computer.

18. When the computer restarts, repeat steps 6-8 listed above. If your webcam DOES NOT WORK in Skype then that means the item you just turned on in step 15 is the program that is causing the problem and you can continue to step 19 below. If you webcam STILL WORKS in Skype that means that you haven't found the problem and should repeat steps 12-16. 


Fixing the Problem

19. Once you have identified the program that causes the problem go into the settings on that program and turn off the webcam so that it no longer conflicts with skype. Or just never run that program. If you don't know what to do then seek other help. Remember after turning off the webcam in that program then restart the computer and see if the webcam still works in skype. I turned off the webcam in teamviewer and it fixed skype.


Final Step for Everyone

20. No matter what step you stopped at above, make sure you finish by turning on Normal Startup on MSCONFIG. Open Start. Type msconfig. Hit enter on the keyboard. Click Normal Startup. Click OK. Restart the computer.





Re: Вышла бета версия Skype для Windows Phone 7

Так же будет и с wp8 и 9, что теперь телефон каждый год менять, пошли бы вы нахрен....

Re: SMS Caller ID and response is not working

Same problem here. This feature is failing when I tried it.

Re : Je n'arrive plus à me connecter

Merci de l'info pour la dernière version pour OS 10.8.5. Je vais m'en occuper !

Merci aussi de ton aide.




Re: Cant open skype now windows 8.1

And here are the things for the event log

Faulting application name: Skype.exe, version: 6.1.999.130, time stamp: 0x5101280b
Faulting module name: Skype.exe, version: 6.1.999.130, time stamp: 0x5101280b
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000bdc2
Faulting process id: 0x1708
Faulting application start time: 0x01cfc4d1d6517f59
Faulting application path: C:Program Files (x86)SkypePhoneSkype.exe
Faulting module path: C:Program Files (x86)SkypePhoneSkype.exe
Report Id: 159f25c6-30c5-11e4-bebd-a45d36c00982
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:



   C:Program Files (x86)SkypePhoneSkype.exe
   C:Program Files (x86)SkypePhoneSkype.exe
Re: Unable to connect to skype
I have downloaded the skype update, changed my password but still cannot log in. It's not a poor internet connection. I can't think what else to do. Can anyone help?
Re: When will this broken app get fixed?
Fair enough I guess. But why not let us use the previous version until the new one is ready for testing?

The 4.x version was about as close to perfect as it was possible to be. I really really liked it!

Why force us to use a half finished product? It is so badly laid out that the user community are revolting. Just take a look at iTunes ratings!

Sms messaging using on skype with your number
Will any sms messages I send on skype using my number (using skype credits) show up on any of my phone records or my phone bill? I'm just curious, I think someone is hiding something but I'm not sure. Thanks:happy:
skype won't keep me signed in
Starting not that long ago, skype signed me out for no reason. Now it won't let me stay signed in on either my ipod or windows 8.1 laptop. What could be causing this?
Re: Activation of account

First I can't understand why it's necessary to deactivate my account when it is in credit?

Then i have to waste my time reactivating it and when i wish to contact you i have to go through an obstacle course to get here which is very annoying because your chat system failed to function several times causing more wasted time. So what if i haven't used my account for a while? why waste my time de-activating it? Why make it so difficult to get here? Please stop this nonsense!

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