How to Solve the Internet Explorer Script Error

Internet Explorer is a web browser from Microsoft. It is a GUI (graphical user interface) program that allows users to browse the World Wide Web. Script errors can occur in the program when you have problems loading a Webpage. This can be caused by problems with the connection or when running a client-side script from a site.

Some errors can be the result of setbacks done by Web developers who executed the script on the Web page. If this is the case, there is nothing you can do to solve the error. There are, however, other errors that you can fix on the computer.

Errors that can be Repaired from your Computer

  1. Outdated scripting engine
    • You can check for updates of your scripting engine or install a new one.

  2. Corrupted Internet-related folders
    • Remove any left over data accumulated from surfing the Internet.
    • Click on the Tools link in the menu and choose Internet Options from the drop down list.
    • On the General Tab, click the Delete Cookies, Delete Files and Clear History buttons.

  3. Video card drivers that have been corrupted or are outdated
    • Reinstall the driver from the CD included with the video card.
    • If the CD is missing, download one from the Internet.
    • Check for updates of the existing video card

  4. DirectX that is either corrupt or outdated
    • Uninstall and reinstall DirectX.
    • Check for updated versions of the program.

  5. Blocked Active scripting, Java Applets, or ActiveX controls caused by the configuration of an anti-virus program, a network firewall, Internet Explorer itself, or a PC firewall
    • Check the settings of the browser. If there are restrictions to the settings, remove them.
    • Check the computer security programs. Makes sure that the settings are set to allow Internet Explorer access to these elements.

Disabling Internet Explorer Script Errors

Internet Explorer is programmed to automatically debug any website it visits, which is why errors automatically appear to alert the user of problems. This can tell the user of problems with the programming of the website itself, which the user has no control over. You can disable the error messages in this case.

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the Tools link in the tool bar.
  3. Select the Internet Options menu item.
  4. Open the Advanced tab.
  5. Scroll through the list of options and locate the heading labeled Browsing.
  6. Put a check on the box next to Disable Script Debugging.
  7. Uncheck the box next to ‘Display A Notification About Every Script Error’ if this box is checked.
  8. Click OK to confirm your changes.