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Internet explore script error

by Thomo54 / October 28, 2004 11:30 PM PDT

I'm running windows 2000 professional with internet explore 6 & outlook express. Question is: When I try to print my e-mails out a box comes up telling me an error has occurred in the script on this page. This is what the message looks like.
Line: 1344
Char: 1
Error:Unspecified error
Code: 0
URL: res://C:\WINNT\system32\shdoclc.dll/preview.dlg
Do you want to coninue running script on this page
Yes On

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Re: Internet explore script error
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 29, 2004 9:53 AM PDT

A similar failed script message occurs when I enter some sites using IE.

It started after I downloaded and installed the windows and Office critical update that was implemented to prevent the jpeg security hole that was found recently.

I had assumed that this was something to do with suspect images on those web sites, and haven't bothered with it.


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Re: Internet explore script error
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 29, 2004 11:03 AM PDT


The problem is normally associated with Internet Explorer and it's relationship with Outlook Express/Outlook. Sometimes, you can change the settings below and it will cure the issue:

While in Internet Explorer, click on "Tools" in the upper left, choose "Internet Options", then click on the "Advanced" tab, then UNCHECK the box next to "Enable 3rd party party browser extensions". Now restart Outlook Express or Internet Explorer.

You can also try this:

While in Internet Explorer, click on "View" in the upper left, choose "Encoding", then UNCHECK "Auto Select" by clicking on it IF there is a CHECK there. Restart Internet Explorer.

If nothing else works, try copying and pasting the text of the message to a Word, wordpad, or notepad document. You should be able to print it from there.

Hope this helps.


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Re: Internet explore script error
by Thomo54 / October 31, 2004 9:38 PM PST

Grif Thomas
Thank you Grif I will try that. Thomo

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Re: Internet explore script error
by Yew / October 31, 2004 9:45 PM PST

While this doesn't solve your problem, it is fair warning to prevent future ones.

Microsoft has come out and said that only WindowsXP (and 2003) will get new IE security patches. All other operating systems will be left out in the cold. Since Outlook Express also uses Internet Explorer, the longer you use them on Win2K the more at risk you put yourself.

Now would be an excellent time to try the Mozilla browser suite, or it's cousins, Firefox and Thunderbird. They should have no problems importing almost all your IE and OE settings. Even better, is that they WILL be updated, unlike IE. New features, security fixes, you name it. No point in upgrading Win2K until Microsoft finally stops releasing ANY security patches for it. Certainly not because of some silly thing like a browser.

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