You have Skype 3.8 for Windows installed on your computer. When you start Windows Internet Explorer 8, you receive the following error message:
Internet Explorer 8 is in a special no-add-ons mode so that you can fix a compatibility problem with Skype 3.8 IE Plugin.
This incompatibility causes Internet Explorer 8 to stop responding or crash.
Note The "Skype 3.8 IE Plug-in" Internet Explorer add-on is designed to give additional capabilities to Internet Explorer. However, this add-in may not be compatible with a particular version of Internet Explorer 8.
To resolve this incompatibility, try one of the following options.
Option 1: Update to the latest version of Skype for Windows
Video: How to disable an add-on in Internet Explorer
To disable the Skype 3.8 IE Plugin, follow these steps:
Close all Internet Explorer windows.
Open a new Internet Explorer window.
When you receive the message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section, click Always open Internet Explorer without this add-on.
Note After you click Always open Internet Explorer without this add-on, Internet Explorer 8 does not load the Skype add-in. You will still be able to use the Skype program to call people. However, you cannot click telephone numbers in web pages to call people by using Skype.