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by Ed Bellah / March 18, 2004 10:24 PM PST

I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this problem but here goes.

I am running Win XP HE with IE 6 and all Windows Updates installed. Yesterday I posted a comment on in a chat thread with no problem ( About 30 minutes later I tried to post to another thread on the same site and I got the following message:

Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a000d' Type mismatch: 'code' /asp-bin/postreply2inc.asp, line 256

Repeated attempts to post resulted in the same error message. A couple of times this resulted in a post showing date, time and my user name, but no message. Does anyone have any ideas as to the sudden inability to post?

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Re:VBScript Error
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 19, 2004 12:05 AM PST
In reply to: VBScript Error


The problem appears to be with the chat site itself. If you ever need to check some of these things, a good starting point is to perform a search on "Google". A search for the error message on "Google" comes up with quite a few "hits". Click on the link below:

Google Search for "Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a000d' "

Hope this helps.


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Re:Re:VBScript Error
by Ed Bellah / March 19, 2004 1:58 AM PST
In reply to: Re:VBScript Error

Thanks for the references, even though they are somewhat over my head.... However, I have found that I have the following VBSCRIPT files on my pc:
VBSCRIPT c:\i386 (DL_File)
VBSCRIPT c:\Windows\I386 (DL_File)
vbscript.dll c:\Windows\system32 (application)
vbscript.dll c:\servicepackfiles\I386 (application)
Since I do not host a web page of any type, do I really need these files? If not, is there a way to uninstall them or is it OK just to delete them?

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Re:Re:Re:VBScript Error
by Kees Bakker / March 19, 2004 4:22 AM PST
In reply to: Re:Re:VBScript Error

The dll in windows\system32 is needed to run the scripts on the website in your browser. So don't delete it!
Not sure about the one in servicepackfiles. Don't even know I386.

The dl_ seem to be a remnant of some install; what's more in these folders?


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Re:Re:Re:VBScript Error
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 19, 2004 6:41 AM PST
In reply to: Re:Re:VBScript Error


Visual Basic Scripting components are used by Internet Explorer when viewing webpages, plus a number of other programs that may be installed on your computer. The files listed in the I386 folders are "backup" to the original placements. Although VBS provides a few good things to the web experience, it also provides some of the "holes" where spyware and viruses can attack from the internet. I recommend leaving the files alone but not everyone feels that way.

Some folks choose to uninstall the Windows Scripting Host. (Not my choice, but that's up to you.) You might choose to follow the steps below:

Hope this helps.


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Thanks all
by Ed Bellah / March 19, 2004 10:43 AM PST

I tried the disable and enable, and was able to post some threads, and not able to post some threads. I'll keep working on the problem and will do step-by-step procedures outlined in your references. I appreciate your time and help. BTW, I even tried a System Restore back to before the problem started, but no luck there either.

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