Skype Fatal Error Resolution

Skype won’t load with Fatal Error and crash to the desktop. Obviously, you wouldn’t be able to video chat with your friends. In this case the following guidelines are very helpful for you.

1. Reinstall Microsoft DirectX

2. Run System File Checker

3. Reinstall Skype with Offline Installer

4. Disable Compatibility Mode

5. Turn Off Firewall

Reinstall Microsoft DirectX

Skype as a video messaging program depends on Microsoft DirectX. Problem with DirectX may cause Skype Fatal Error. The solution is to uninstall and reinstall the same.

For Windows 8

1. Press the Windows Key.

2. Type “Control Panel” in the Search Box.

3. Click the Apps icon and open it from the Search Results.

4. Click Programs | Programs and Features.

5. Uninstall Microsoft DirectX. (Select it and click the Uninstall button.)

6. Download a fresh setup online and start the installation wizard.


Run System File Checker

System File Checker is known as an operating system file scan and repair program.  Skype Fatal Error Resolution appears due to corrupt system files.

1. Press the Windows Key.

2. Type “CMD” in the Search Box.

3. Click the Apps icon.

4. Right click “Command Prompt”, click the “Run as Administrator” icon at the bottom.

5. Type the following command-


6. After the scan and repair process completes, type “EXIT” and press ENTER.


Reinstall Skype with Offline Installer

Offline Installer, as the name describes, installs software with local files already downloaded to your computer. It doesn’t make network attempts to download new files. Click here to download offline installer.


Disable Compatibility Mode

The Compatibility Mode is often used to run programs having trouble with the current Windows version. It runs the programs with limited features and restrictions.

Skype won’t run in compatibility mode. If the compatibility mode is enabled, it’’ll cause an error message. Skype Fatal Error resolution is to make sure the program is not running with compatibility mode and disable the feature if it is already enabled.

1. Right click Skype desktop shortcut.

2. Select Properties.

3. Click the Compatibility tab.

4. Uncheck the box “Run this program in compatibility mode for” if it is already checked.

5. Click Apply | OK.


Turn Off Firewall

Since Skype is an Internet-based program there is a possibility that the firewall program is blocking network connections. Turn off the firewall software.

For Windows 8

1. Press the Windows Key.

2. Type “Windows Firewall” in the Search Box.

3. Click the Settings icon.

4. Open it from the Search Results.

5. Click “Turn Windows Firewall On or Off” link on the left hand side.

6. Turn the firewall protection off. Click OK Close.


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