Thursday, March 25, 2010

Possible Fix for Script Errors in windows with outlook and internet explorer:

While visiting a relative, we discovered the inability to print email from outlook 2003 and anything from internet explorer 8.

The script error [1507] appeared in a dialog box, and prevented printing.
(Other documents printed, just IE and outlook would fail.)

The machine was running windows 7, and had experienced a ‘Blue Screen Of Death’ (crash) in the afternoon after updating through microsoft update earlier that morning.
Whatever the cause, I was unable to correct the problem without extensive Googling/troubleshooting…
I tried the following three fixes, [the last one having solved the issue,] then set a restore point to save the repaired environment after verifying the resolution:

Fix 1)  Turn Off Script Error Reporting.

Sometimes an alert may appear just to inform you the web page doesn’t conform to microsoft standards. (Though it may conform to Web standards, ...but I digress.)
To stop these alerts:

[windows 7 screen shot; other microsoft OS attempts are similar.]

Click ’Start’ (windows marble),
Click ‘Control Panel’,
Click either ’Network and Internet’, then/or
Click ‘Internet Options’,
Click the ’Advanced’ tab;

Click the ‘Custom level’ button,
Scroll down and check the box next to ‘Disable script debugging (Internet Explorer)’,

Scroll down and check the box next to ‘Disable script debugging (Other)’,
Click ‘Apply’,

Click ‘OK’.

Fix 2)  Register a dynamic link library file which tends to become orphaned.

Apparently windows occasionally looses track of a .dll file -possibly due to a crash, or improper shutdown.
As described here, a microsoftie does a good job of outlining the fix attempt:

Click ‘Start'
Click 'All Programs’
Click ‘Accessories’
Right-Click 'Command Prompt’
Click 'Run as Administrator’
Type the command:    regsvr32 ole32.dll
Press ‘Enter' on your keyboard,
Click ‘OK’

Fix 3)  Run this FREE utility to correct {some} script errors.

Kai Schätzl, a microsoft Professional has several scripts for microsoft’s various attempts at operating software.

This ultimately cured the ailing computer, restoring the ability to print from outlook, and ie 8. Yay.

Click for Kai Schätzl’s internet explorer script repair page.

Solutions received from kind people:

Additional outlook, outlook express, and internet explorer help (Thanks, Tomas H.!)

Link to newer post containing additional resources here.

Hopefully this will work for you. Scouring the web is tiring; if by chance you discover another fix, please leave a comment, and we’ll add the fix here.

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