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Windows XP operating system is failing when skype connects

It has now become impossible to boot up the machine at all due to XP system failure. A brief connection this morning crashed again as soon as Skype connected.

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  • jpaul1216 May 11, 2010

    what is the system failure message? does it give an error code?

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