Skype not opening entry point not found

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Every time I log in to Skype after about some minutes it crashes and giving me this error, I have the updated version of Skype and I didn't change any settings or deleted files of it.

Skype.exe – Entry Point Not Found

The procedure entry point NtAlpcSendWaitReceivePort could not be located in the dynamic link library ntdll.dll.

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Answered By 10 points N/A #145793

Skype not opening entry point not found


Hello Zebbena,

You will need to try the following resolutions in order to fix the issue that you are getting right now:

  • Try booting the computer in safe mode and then start Skype and see if it will work that way.
  • You can also try starting Skype in a clean boot configuration and see it will work.
  • Another thing you should do is to update your antivirus and then use it to update any issues that may be causing that error.

In case the above suggested resolutions do not work, you can go ahead and uninstall Skype, and then reinstall it to fix any bugs that may be causing the error that you are getting right now.



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Answered By 5 points N/A #145794

Skype not opening entry point not found


Hey Zebbenna,

First of all you should have described which operating system you are using.

I would be giving you a precise answer that you can apply to any (Windows) operating system Skype is installed on.

  • Try upgrading your SKYPE with the latest available version by going to this website and choosing your operating system. Best way is to uninstall the previous version of Skype and install the fresh copy.

In Xp environment:

1. Go to Start > All Programs > Run and write “SFC /scannow” without quotes.

2. If problem persists, try to uninstall any other software you recently installed and that could have manipulated windows dynamic link libraries.

 In Vista/7 Environment:

1. Click on Start type “SFC /scannow” without quotes. This will automatically scan for any broken link library files or any broken or missing windows protected files.

2. This can also be the outcome of any recently installed hardware device that is used by Skype like graphics card or soundcard.

Note: You will need operating system CD/DVD while using the command SFC. Some people have also informed that it’s a kind of bug in the Skype which cannot be eliminated yet in some machines.

Answered By 10 points N/A #145795

Skype not opening entry point not found


For this error the most common reason is due to compatibility issues with Samsung KIES software. Solution is easy just go to your system 32 folder and rename the “avrt.dll” file to “avrt_old.dll”. That’s all. Besides this error Skype has different kinds of error that may be you can face. So go this Techyv page and get those error’s solutions and widen you knowledge for the future.

Guide to solving common errors/issues Skype users may face

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