message from webpage error: invalid pointer and message from webpage invalid argument

ref: xp pro. ie 8

these messages hang ie. only taskmaster will release the lock - if i opt to return to ie. it will re hang.

i have run updates, move to a 3mo. old restore point and searched with google and bing. google hangs more often than bing

I have a limited vocabulary. i have run CC-Cleaner, tuneup and ms fix it. i have set tools internet options advanced to default -reset-

             thanks Rod


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Last updated May 15, 2018 Views 2,076 Applies to:

Hi Rod,


Welcome to the Microsoft Community.


Do you get any error message? If yes, what is the complete and exact error message?


It seems that you are facing issues with Internet Explorer. Follow these methods to resolve the issue:


Method 1:

I would suggest you to refer to the article and check if it helps:

An "Invalid Pointer" script error message may be displayed in Internet Explorer 8


Method 2:

I would suggest you to perform clean boot and check if the problem persists.

How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state


Note: After troubleshooting, see the section “Steps to configure Windows to use a Normal startup state” to return the computer to a Normal startup mode.


Method 3:

If you are still facing the issue, I would suggest you to refer to the link and check if it helps:

How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP


Note: Please note that resetting Internet Explorer (IE) settings will reset all user-defined settings including those set by installed extensions, toolbars and other add-ons to IE Defaults. This includes all Security, Privacy and Zone settings. Also this will clear browsing history, delete all temporary Internet Files, cookies, form data and especially all stored passwords.


If the issue is not resolved, please reply and we will be glad to help you.


Rohit S

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