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Skype failure to launch

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This morning when I tried to launch Skype by clicking on the desktop icon I got the message failed to launch because of another instance of skype in use. I am not sure what this meant, or how to correct it. I restarted my computer and it worked fine. What happened? I have been staying in touch with my wife who is traveling in Europe and we set up times to make contact and the failure to launch makes it difficult to contact her. Any advice to keep it from happening again or what it was would be appreciated.

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When i m entering my username in my mobile then skype doesn't work but it work with the same username in my computer.so i m geeting what the problem so please give me the solution..

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It seems that Skype execution have failed but the process was still in the memory running.

When you did restart your system this process have been erased and you can use skype again normally.

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