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I can't log into skype. I keep getting Disk I/O error message.

I downloaded Skype off of Skype.com and the installation seemed to go smoothly enough but every time I log in I get Disk I/O error message and it wont allow me to log in.

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  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    Same problem.  Seems to be a problem with V4 of Skype.  Now I nee to find 3.8 and degrade!


  • trinitykira Mar 24, 2009

    my 3.8 version of skype worked fine. but i decided to upgrade to version 4 and overwrite on the old version. (bad idea) now version 4 wont work at all. (i dont use vista) so i uninstalled it. reinstalled older version and they wont work anymore. i've checked my firewall and allowed skype to work or whatever, though i wouldnt really need to change any settings since the previous skupe worked. what to do???

  • gwiazda_1 Mar 31, 2009

    I can't log into skype. I keep getting Disk I/0 error message.

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    Disk I/O error message with Skype 4.0.0.226.

    It asks me all the time to input these details, I tried to switch off anti-viruses, farewalls, delete my account from the Skype folder and still getting this bug. Nothing was able to help...

  • bernard06066 Apr 26, 2009

    I have the same problem, please guys if you can / find out how to fix it, then let me know bernard060663@aol.com



    thanks and good luck to everyone that has this problem.



    Bernard

  • gecmacdonald May 08, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem as nessyguillen. Everything went well up to the point of signing in and I keep getting a Disk I/O error message. Argh! Mel

  • gecmacdonald May 09, 2009

    Many thanks Bernard (solution #1) -- worked well!

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    same thing

  • ralphz May 17, 2009

    Bernard, best solution, it worked for me,
    Thank you!!!


  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    exact same problem.

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Hello guys, I'm back. go to http://www.oldapps.com/skype.php?old_skype=79 and download the older version of skype, download File Name: Skype 4.0.0.215 .
this should solve your problem. I did it and it worked. take care guys . you can send your thank you's to bernard060663@aol.com . Bernard morris,

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You need to delete the folder that holds your account information for Skype.
I can be found in: C:\Documents and Settings\<winuser>\Application Data\Skype\<skypename> for XP or, C:\Users\<winuser>\AppData\Roaming\Skype\<skypename> for Vista

I just deleted any user account folder I saw, reopened, logged in...worked fine.

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Hey,

there may be a problem with your hard drive. I suggest you reinstall skype and try again, then try it on another computer.

if it works fine on another computer but not on the one you are at.

I would suggest you get it looked at.

Let me know if you need anything else.


Thanks,
Ekse

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Hi,

Follow the below instructions to resolve the problem :

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