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Weird javascript error after windows update

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WIN 2K Pro, IE 6 SP1 all latest updates.  Immediately after the Aug 01 2004 critical updates were applied, everything that uses javascript will not function.  

No web pages that use javascript;  no Add/Remove Programs;  No  "Search... Files or folders";  Event view details will not function.

I have tried uninstalling those updates but problem remains.  I have tried various options of registering many different services (as suggested by M$oft and other technical forums).  I have tried repairing IE.  Tried reinstalling IE.

Totally by accident I have found that if I schedule a scandisk at startup,  then the problem goes away!

Any ideas why?

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by:Netman66
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Did you look at the Security settings for the Intranet and Internet Zones?  Check to see that javascripting is not disabled.

What is sounds like though, is that the VM is corrupt.  Try downloading Sun's JRE - if things work, then you'll know it was the MSVM.

http://www.java.com/en/index.jsp

Select the, "Get it now" button.

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Manual download is here if the automatic one fails.

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/win_manual.jsp

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by:WalkGood
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All settings are correct, I even set them to default.  

I have Sun Java installed. Maybe the last MSoft updates tried to put MSoft VM in place?

I will attempt to updatewith Sun VM.
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You might need to go into Set Program Access and Defaults (either on the Start Menu or in Control Panel) to tell Windows to use "other" for the Virtual Machine.

It might have been reset during the patching.

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Hi WalkGood,

check this PAQ if the above suggestions donot work

http:Q_20946516.html

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I appologize for leaving this question "OPEN".

Thank you all for responding.

However none of the suggestions worked.  My own workaround is to simply put the laptop in sleep mode whenever transporting.  

If I must reboot I always set for a scandisk at startup.  This solves the problem until a reboot happens WITHOUT a scan disk.

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