How to Deal With Script Errors

“Script errors” happen when you request a Web page that does not work or display properly. Usually, the errors are caused by a problem in the Web development process. You cannot resolve the error, but you can disable it from your Internet Explorer so it won’t cause further damage.

By Receipt of the Error

When such error occurs, you will be given an error message which indicates that there is a problem in the Web page and that the problem hinders it from functioning properly. If you do not see this message outright, look for a warning icon in your status bar. Double click it and the error message will appear.

You may opt to see the details of this error by clicking “Show Details.”

Disabling the Script Errors

To do this, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Launch your Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to “Tools” then click “Internet options” from the menu.
  3. Choose the “Advanced” tab then open it.
  4. Look for “Disable Script Debugging” and check its box.
  5. Un-check the box that instructs the computer to display script error notifications.
  6. Click “Ok.”

Sometimes, the causes of these script errors can also be cured or repaired by looking into the following items:

  1. Recheck your firewall. Your anti-virus could be the one causing the script errors, depending on your Internet Explorer configuration. If your anti-virus is programmed to scan your downloaded files, it’s highly possible that this caused the error.
  2. Your computer’s scripting engine could be corrupted.
  3. The folders in your computers, the ones that are Internet-related, could also be corrupted.
  4. The drivers for your video card could be corrupted.
  5. If one of the four causes is validated true, try troubleshooting the element of your computer causing the problem.

Determining Where the Error Really Is

If you encounter the script error only when you open a few Web pages, try checking with other accounts if the problem still persists. Change the user account, your browser, or the computer. If the error still runs when you use a different account/ unit, the problem is with the Web page.

If the error does not run when you’re using a different account or unit, the settings in your user profile might be causing the problem. If the problem is with your user profile, adjust it using the local administrator account.