How to fix System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040154)?

Posted on: Sun, 03/15/2009 - 22:10 By: VOIP

Q: I'm getting an error System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040154) on Skype Call Recorder startup?

System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040154): Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {830690FC-BF2F-47A6-AC2D-330BCB402664} failed due to the following error: 80040154.
   at nsSkypeConnector.ConnectorClass..ctor()
   at SkypeSoho.Form1.Form1_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
Skype connection error

A: It is very likely that part of Skype - Skype Extras Manager was not installed during Skype installation. To fix this problem you will need to reinstall Skype and to make sure that Extras Manager will be installed this time.

UPDATE (17 Mar 09) There is a bug in latest version ( The solution is to download the full version from Skype site and follow the instruction below.

1. uninstall Skype

2. download Skype

3. start installation

4. click Options button on the first Skype installation dialog (please see picture below for Skype v.4)

Skype installation dialog

5. check if Extras Manager is choosen

6. click Install button to finish installation.


The newest version of Skype is v. and doesn't have this option: (here is a link, I can't manage to paste the picture)


Thanks for your message.
It is a strange story. It looks like skype guys forgot to include Extras Manager in this release please see this Skype blog topic. The solution is to download the full version from Skype site and follow the instruction above

Thanks. I had the same issue with 4.1 even though skype manager was installed. However I re-installed Skype (4.2) and it works fine now.
Thanks for your post. It really did save my time.

OK, but says "This issue has been fixed in Skype for Windows." I'm seeing this problem with Skype (Skype for Windows, Business Version), so unless they have re-introduced the problem in a later version of Skype, then this may be an issue with something other than Skype...
-Windows XP SP3
Thank you,

wat is the relation to skype and .net
System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040154)
how to fix this problem can u explain.......

This error points to the absense of Skype extras manager. You can find step by step instruction how to install Skype with Skype extras manager using above link. Please use the latest version of MP3 Skype Recorder. It makes some checks and mostly likely will not show this error.