A script error generally occurs when you try to run a computer application or access a web page and your system cannot understand or implement the command. When an error message appears, it will sometimes indicate what the problem is such as letting you know the page has displayed but with errors. You may receive an unresponsive script error, as the page continues slowly attempting to load.
A script error may be the result of problems within the source code on the page, or it could be a problem with your system or your system settings. If your computer, or certain elements of it are outdated, or if your settings are faulty, you will likely see a number of errors. Settings on your computer or within your network may have been adjusted to block things like Java Applets or Active X controls. Changing the settings, if allowable, may relieve the problem. If you believe the error is the result of a problem with the web page, it’s a good idea to contact the webmaster to report the error.
A script error is often a nuisance rather than a serious problem. Certain operating systems or browsers may have glitches of their own or may be in need of updates. Problems can also occur if hardware is outdated or corrupted. Make sure your drivers are up to date as well. If not, you will likely need to uninstall an old driver to install the updated version, or have someone else do so for you if you aren’t comfortable doing it yourself.
If you continue seeing the same script error, or others, obviously more troubleshooting is required. Another thing you can try in order to avoid receiving error messages is deleting temporary Internet files. If there are features or applications running that you do not need, try turning them off. You might also want to reduce the screen resolution or the number of colors you are currently using. Continue reducing the resolution or the number of colors until you have either reached the lowest settings or stopped receiving error messages.
If you are not confident about troubleshooting your computer, it is a good idea to ask for help from a knowledgeable friend. If you don’t know someone who can help you, it is probably best to ask a professional. A script error is generally not a major issue, but making changes to your system or your settings, if you are not sure of what you are doing, can lead to bigger problems.