Skype 5 is widely used video conferencing application. However, it is reported that Skye 5 freezes on constant intervals. Are you wondering why you cannot connect to a Skype call? There are various reasons behind Skye 5 freezing on Windows platform especially.
There are lots of solutions available but most important thing is to identify the root cause behind the problem. This way you would be able to fix this issue quickly and easily.
Following are few common causes behind Skype 5 freezing.
> Bad Internet Connection.
>There is problem with physical components or they are not properly connected.
>Damaged registry entries.
First thing to do is to check whether there is problem with Internet Service Provider. If this is case then speak to your Service provider for proper fix.
If this is not the case then check each physical component (sound, video, web cam). Test your sound and video using Skype test call or Windows voice recognizer/recorder. If there is problem in web cam then you can switch USB port In and Out.
You may test sound through these steps:
1. Click on Start button.
2. Go to All Programs.
3. Now Click on Accessories.
4. Next move to Entertainment.
5. Here click on Sound recorder.
You may also check the video by various tools available on web. In this situation you have to replace your Video Card.
If problem persists then move down and reinstall the application. To do this, follow the steps given below.
Ø Click on Start >> Settings
Ø Now Control Panel.
Ø Double Click on Add or Remove Programs.
Ø In this list of programs, click on Skype.
Ø After selecting Skype 5, remove it from your computer.
Ø Restart your computer.
Windows users often face problems similar to Skype 5 freezes when there is corruption in Windows registry. Registry is database where operating system stores all hardware and software configurations, Windows settings and drivers path. In some cases an improper un-installation may leaves behind some traces and when we install newer applications, the new entries are overlapped with previous invalid registry entries. This causes huge problem to computer and applications do not perform normally.
To avoid from this situation you have to download a reliable registry cleaner on your computer and scan your registry and repair it.
Now reinstall Skye and your problem would be fixed.