|Hi Sdfox - thanks for your suggestion. |
It is worth noting, on the thread you linked to, the person replying was not the original poster and does not advise their os.
I had Skype (v3 8 0 188) installed and had not used it for a long time.
Recently I used it once and it worked fine. It then advised an update (presume v5.1) was available, which I applied. On loading, it would fail 'Set dll directory etc.'
Thus I tried various v4's but on loading these would display 'generated errors will be closed by windows etc'. I reverted to v3 and it worked.
Following your suggestion I tried v184.108.40.206 twice from different download sites and again various v4's. These all failed as for v4 previously.
Googling the problem suggests many w2000 users have experienced same.
So its back to v3, unless anything new turns up.
Good Luck - Keep us posted.