Internet Explorer Troubleshooting
Internet Explorer Script Error
When opening a page within Internet Explorer (version 4) a dialog box
is displayed titled ‘
Internet Explorer Script Error’ displaying
Error: Invalid character
Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?
The line, character end error message might vary slightly.
What the error means:
Probable Cause and Remedy:
- The most likely cause of this error is that you are using a relatively old version of Internet Explorer (i.e. Internet Explorer 4) and it cannot deal with something on the page. Consider upgrading to a more recent version of Internet Explorer. Otherwise select 'No' and see if you can continue with the page being viewed.
- See also Internet Explorer: A Runtime Error has occurred, which covers the same error but for later versions of Internet Explorer.
- If you encounter this error when printing:
Error: Access is denied
URL res://C:\\WINDOWS\System 32\shdoclc.dll/preview.dlg
then the likely cause is the third party product "surfairy". Try uninstalling "surfairy".
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