How do I reinstall/repair a corrupt javascript installation? I've tried uninstall/reinstall of the browser with no luck.

Every website I browse that has javascript doesn't load right and has a ton of errors. Many of the links are not clickable and I need to reinstall Javascript. I've heard the best (and maybe only) way to do this is to uninstall SP3 and reinstall it, but I am trying to avoid that.. Does anyone have a better solution?

Thanks
 
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Last updated August 15, 2018 Views 30,161 Applies to:
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Hi,

Work through these steps.

1. From Internet Options> General > Browsing History> Delete (next screen) uncheck Preserve Favorites website data then check and delete Temporary Internet Files.

2. Go to Internet Options> Security> Internet Zone, set it to Default.

3. Check any third-party security programs to see if one of them is blocking scripts, scripting, active content. A number of security programs can be configured to block scripts.

4. Try these two commands from Start> Run> cmd [enter]
regsvr32 vbscript.dll    [enter]
regsvr32 jscript.dll       [enter]

5. See if a browser add-on is causing the problem.
Start Internet Explorer without add-ons by right-clicking the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
or
from Start> Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
If the problem goes away, an add-on is causing it. 

For troubleshooting information see:
IEBlog  Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

6. Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Windows Script 5.7 for Windows XP:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8247

Don

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