An error has occurred in the script on this page

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by G. T., Jan 13, 2008.

  1. G. T.

    G. T. Guest

    I am having so much trouble with script errors on IE7 on Windows XP. I
    tried uninstalling and reinstalling Java. That made no difference.
    Script errors were affecting the running of Administration Services and
    Weather Watcher which depends of IE scripts. When I open System
    Restore it is blank. Also along with the script errors I am unable to
    access Windows Update. It shows up as a blank page.

    I uninstalled IE7 and with IE6 I had no script or other problems. The
    problems started again when I reinstalled IE7. I have made sure that
    scripts are enabled that the Disable Script Debubbing is checked. I
    have installed Script56 KB 917344. I have also re-registered
    vbscript.dll and jscript.dll.

    I am just guessing but I think the problems started after I uninstalled
    a trial Kaspersky anti-virus. I have run out of ideas other that to
    uninstall IE7 and use IE6 for now. Does anyone have any ideas.

    Thank you so very much,
    G. T.
    G. T., Jan 13, 2008
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  2. You may have another horked (dirty; bad; flawed) install of IE7. I suggest
    that you...

    1. Uninstall IE7 (which automatically returns you to IE6) EXACTLY per

    2a. Uninstall all toolbars and third-party Windows Themes (including Window

    2b. Disable all Norton Add-ons, if applicable.

    3. Reinstall IE7 EXACTLY per, and using as the installation
    source, not Automatic/Windows Update.

    4. IMMEDIATELY go to and install any
    critical updates offered. If a "Root Certificates" update is listed in the
    Optional category, you might install it, too, to take full advantage of
    IE7's additional security.

    Also see:

    IEBlog : IE7 (Un)Installation and Anti-Malware Applications
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jan 13, 2008
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  3. G. T.

    G. T. Guest

    I followed the directions as closely as possible to uninstall and
    reinstall IE7. After this I still have the script errors. I am still
    at a loss as to what to do. IE7 was working fine until something was
    installed or uninstalled. With IE7 installed now I can not get to
    System Restore or Windows Update. They both come up blank. I suppose
    that if a solution is not found soon I will have to settle for IE6.
    Thank you PA Bear

    G. T.

    PA Bear [MS MVP] laid this down on his screen :
    G. T., Jan 14, 2008
  4. Go to Tools | Internet Options | Advanced.
    Check the box to Disable script debugging.
    Uncheck the box to Display a notification about every script error.

    1. You might want to refresh your scripting engine:

    2. Sometimes there's a corrupt file in the cache and one must go to Tools |
    Internet Options and click Delete Files.

    2a. Start | Run | Regsvr32 vbscript.dll

    2b. Start | Run | Regsvr32 jscript.dll

    3. Re-register all DLLs listed in

    4. See also
    Error Message When You Browse the Web: An Error Has Occurred in the Script
    on This Page
    Scripting Errors When You View Web Pages in Internet Explorer after
    Installing Office 2003

    5a. IE Tools>Internet Options>Advanced>Browsing>Enable third-party browser
    extensions (uncheck & reboot).

    5b. Find the hijacker that caused 5a to be checked (or if none were checked,
    check for hijackware anyway):

    Dealing with Hijackware

    How to Troubleshoot Script Errors in Internet Explorer
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Jan 14, 2008
  5. ...I suppose that if a solution is not found soon I will have to settle
    If the behavior is not seen after uninstalling IE7/returning to IE6, the
    problem was most likely caused by the presence of real-time protections
    afforded by one or more of your various security applications when you
    (re)installed IE7. Otherwise...

    Unexplained computer behavior may be caused by deceptive software

    Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting your hijackthis log
    to an appropriate forum.

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware

    When all else fails, HijackThis v2.0.2
    ( is the preferred tool to use.
    It will help you to both identify and remove any hijackware/spyware with
    assistance from an expert. **Post your log to,,,, or other appropriate forums for expert
    analysis, not here.**

    If the procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting this
    isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jan 14, 2008
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