how to fix skype disk i/o error

Have you been getting the annoying Disk IO error every time you start Skype? Today I’d like to show you how to fix it

 

This is a Walk-through Tutorial, on how to fix skype disk i/o error for windows 7 users running Skype

how to fix skype disk i/o error

 

Problem :

For a few days I had been running into a Skype disk i/o error, which usually has something to do with a hard drive, however my hard drive is fine, and I was baffled on how to fix it.  After searching the Skype community I have found a solution to the problem, so I thought I’d do a step by step tutorial with images, for others to benefit from.  This solution is for users running Windows 7

 

Solution:

step 1Make sure you shutdown Skype completely, you can do this by starting the Task Manager, by Pressing Ctrl – Alt – Del

Click Task Manager and you will see a Popup window as shown below.

 

step 2

Click on The “Skype” App and then Click on where it says “End Task”  to shut down Skype completely.

 

how to fix skype disk i/o error

 

step 3Click on your Start ICON, Type Control Panel and press enter.  Select the Tools Menu as Shown and then Press Folder Options.

 

how to fix skype disk i/o error

 

step 4

 

Navigate to where it says, Hidden Files and Folders and ensure that “Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives” is selected. Select Apply and then OK.

 

how to fix skype disk i/o error

 

step 5Press Ctrl + E on your Keyboard to open Windows Explorer.   Navigate to C:\users\<your windows username>\Appdata\Roaming\Skype

 

 

step 6Look for the folder name, that you would normally use as your Skype user name.  Delete the folder by right clicking on it and press the Delete ICON.

(Note that this will delete your chat history, but we need to do this to be able to login to Skype again).

 

step 7

Restart your PC again, and load up Skype.  Sign in with your Skype username and password.  If you forget your password check out Skype community center for how to reset your Password

 

 

That’s it. You should now be able to log back in to Skype.  If you Still have problems logging in try the Skype community and they will be able to help you further, or contact me at any time and I will try to help you out. 

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Anthony Rousek
Technology Enthusiast, blogger and Microsoft Certified Professional