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JavaScript not running in IE10 on Windows 8

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  • Hi,

    I have spent hours scouring the Internet for a solution and I have tried just about everything to get this working, but no luck...

    First, my specs:

    • Running in a Dell Inspiron notebook with 64bit Windows 8 Pro (Version 62. [Build 9200])
    • IE 10.0.9200.16466 (Update version 10.0.1)
    • My OS is up-to-date with all patches

    My problem:

    Sometime, in the last month or so it seems that IE10 stopped running any JavaScript. I didn't notice this sooner as I use Firefox and that is still working fine. I first found that my Skype stopped working - it gave me a blank login screen and some searching on the net indicated a possible IE issue. I checked IE by going to a web site that uses JavaScript and found that it too wasn't working. I then also noticed (and this is the one killing me) that when I needed to re-register my development license for Windows 8 development that it too doesn't work - it gets to the prompt indicating that I need to re-register, I click on "I Agree" and it pops up with a blank dialog box (just plain white background and nothing else).

    I have tried resetting the security settings on IE, ensuring that the option to run JavaScript was ticked on. I also tried re-registering the javscript dlls and some others. I tried compatibility settings but nothing seems to fix it.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, I am at wits end here, please.... ;-(

    Thanks in advance

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 5:26 PM

Answers

  • BINGO!!!!!!!

    I have deleted all remaining McAfee files and then also run the Mcafee removal tool from this link
    http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe

    and now IE works normal again and skype as well:)))
    THANKS KAI!

    i have a question concerning this - i was considering to install another virus programme which would be safer than windows defender built in windows 8, but wouldn't do it if it will do a thing like this again. is windows defender enough and if not, how can i prevent another antivirus programme making the same problem like this in the future?

    thanks and all the best

    mar
    Friday, January 25, 2013 9:38 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Does your AV software have the option to disable scripting?

    there is no security zone to Disable javascript.... there are options to disable scripting of ActiveX controls or java applets.or allow scriptlets.. the setting for web page scripting (java, ecma or vbscript) is Scripting section>Active Scripting (default is enabled for all zones except the Restricted sites zone)

    Your issue with MSDN subscriptions may be related to scripting of ActiveX controls.

    But resetting IE's security settings should enable the common functionality needed for websites mapping to the internet zone.

    On the windows8 version of IE10 there is Enhanced Protected mode.... the setting for which is located on the Advanced tab of Internet Options.... check if you have it turned on ......It changes the default security settings for different security zones.... only sites in the Trusted and Intranet zones have Active Scripting and downloading enabled...

    to be sure go.... Tools>Internet Options>Security tab, click "Reset all zones to default", then click the "Custom level" button and check the value of Scripting>Active Scripting for the Internet and Restricted Zones...

    on each security zone tab, observe the Enable Protected Mode checkbox value....the factory defaults are that it is enabled in the Internet and Restricted Sites zone.... Enhanced Protected Mode (Advanced tab) switches it on for all zones...

    A common problem with MSDN subscription downloads is the security setting for 'navigation into sites of lower integrity".... Microsoft sites use live.com to validate your user credentials... the issue with your MSDN subscription could be because you have only http://www.microsoft.com in your trusted sites list.... Server versions come with only *.Microsoft.com in the Trusted Sites list (server versions of IE use Enhanced Protected Mode by default, and downloads and active scripting is only allowed for sites in the Internet or Trusted Sites zones.) To correct the problem on client versions of IE remove the *.Microsoft.com entry from your Trusted Sites list... On server versions of IE ADD *.live.com to your Trusted Sites list...

    If you are on a corporate network, contact your system administrators... they may have customized default security zone templates which requires active scripting to be disabled in all zones (resetting security zones resets them to the GPO preferred or MS defaults) or they may not have deployed the GPO admx files for IE10 yet.

    these are some of the possible solutions to your question.... scripts can be also blocked by IE's Tracking Protection.. but you will see a blue circle with a \ through it on the IE Address bar,,, click on this icon to adjust your Tracking Protection or ActiveX filtering settings for the current page....

    possibly also an IE Addon..... your a developer? (first troubleshooting step is to run IE in noAddons mode).

    when asking a question in these IE/Internet related forums it is helpful if you can quote the address (copy and paste from your IE address bar) of any website pages you are having issues with....for us to visit and investigate....

    Website developers would usually test to see if the client browser has scripting enabled (<noscript> tags) which would display a message explicitly telling you that your browser settings have javascript disabled.

    Regards.


    Rob^_^

    Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:49 AM
  • Thanks for the detailed reply Rob.

    I followed your recommendations but unfortunately it has not delivered any solution as yet. I also tried to disable my AV (running AVG) and that didn't make a difference. The thing that lets me believe that IE is the problem here is that with FireFox I am able to get results from javascripts/activeX controls - I browsed to a site http://b2knet.com/ to test it, on IE it shows that CSS is working - but that was about it and none of the Java scripts render results on the page. On FireFox however it lights up like a Christmas tree showing all the information as depicted on the site. On IE I enabled all the scripting and activex settings for all Zones and tried again, but that didn't make any difference, I turned off the protection modes and tried that too, no diff.

    I actually think it might be an underlying issue in IE, either by a broken patch or something that might have updated it - it is almost like there is a silent un-handled error when it comes to running the activex/java that make it believe it ran it. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a way to completely re-install IE or repair it.

    I honestly do not know anymore - this is quite frustrating ;-(


    Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:02 AM
  • hello!

    i am having the same problem since about ten days! i have windows 8 64-bit and internet explorer 10, quite new lenovo ideapad u510. as i normally use firefox i haven't noticed anything before skype started to make problems, showing me only a blue log-in screen with no typing possibilities - i somehow managed to solve this and log in to skype, but now i cannot add contacts for example.

    on skype forums it was suggested that it might be a javascript problem in internet explorer - and indeed, javascript doesnt work in IE. e.g. when i use this tester http://javatester.org/javascript.html in firefox i get a message your javascript is working, in IE not. also when i test IE with the link suggested from markdaviesprosoft http://b2knet.com/, firefox is fine, IE not! also a funny thing, this same page looks in IE graphically way worse than in firefox. youtube shows only black windows and nothing is happening, no animations are working...

    i tried all your suggestions, but nothing seems to fix it. i even tried to restore the system.

    i would be very thankful if you could fix this problem!

    thanks a lot in advance

    best

    mar

    Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:18 AM
  • Yes, that is the 'exact' same problem as I have. That is why I am certain that it must have been an update of some sort that did this. My Skype has the same issue, if I run the normal desktop icon I get the blank login screen - I had to revert to the /legacy option to run it but also cannot add contacts. I didn't want to restore my system as yet, but I am happy to see that I am not the only lost soul in the world with this problem.
    Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:13 AM
  • checked IE by going to a web site that uses JavaScript and found that it too wasn't working.

    What does this one show?

    http://www.fiddlertool.com/ua.aspx

     
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    Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:53 PM

  • Your browser sent the following headers:

    Connection: Keep-Alive
    Content-Length: 0
    Accept: text/html, application/xhtml+xml, */*
    Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
    Accept-Language: de-DE
    Host: www.fiddlertool.com
    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; Trident/6.0; MALNJS)
    DNT: 1
    X-Original-URL: /ua.aspx

    ASPNET's HTTPBrowserCapabilities object reports that, based on the User-Agent, your Browser has the following capabilities:
    Type = IE10
    Name = IE
    Version = 10.0
    Major Version = 10
    Minor Version = 0
    Platform = WinNT
    Is Beta = False
    Is Crawler = False
    Is AOL = False
    Is Win16 = False
    Is Win32 = True
    Supports Frames = False
    Supports Tables = False
    Supports Cookies = False
    Supports VBScript = False
    Supports JavaScript = False
    Supports Java Applets = False
    Supports ActiveX Controls = False
    

    thanks!!

    Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:03 PM
  • @marbi @Robert,

    I have the same results... (note this is a browser caps report..... from the server, not client.... @Robert I am referring this thread to Eric.)

    Connection: Keep-Alive
    Content-Length: 0
    Accept: text/html, application/xhtml+xml, */*
    Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
    Accept-Language: en-AU
    Host: www.fiddlertool.com
    Referer: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/ieitprocurrentver/threads
    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/6.0)
    DNT: 1
    X-Original-URL: /ua.aspx

    ASPNET's HTTPBrowserCapabilities object reports that, based on the User-Agent, your Browser has the following capabilities:

    Type = IE10 Name = IE Version = 10.0 Major Version = 10 Minor Version = 0 Platform = WinNT Is Beta = False Is Crawler = False Is AOL = False Is Win16 = False Is Win32 = True Supports Frames = False Supports Tables = False Supports Cookies = False Supports VBScript = False Supports JavaScript = False Supports Java Applets = False Supports ActiveX Controls = False

    @Robert....

    the browser caps report is a server side tool that sniffs the userAgent string and then looks up its caps

    (capabilities) from a developer maintained database....

    I know Active Scripting is enabled on my machine....

    http://javatester.org/javascript.html reports that javascript is working...

    http://b2knet.com is working (as expected) also... (thx for the links btw)...

    Do your ActiveX filtering turned on like I do? (look for the blue crossed circle in the IE address bar...

    see the screen shot below) Click it to turn your ActiveX filtering and Tracking Protection options on/off or

    use the Tools>Tracking Protection and Tools>ActiveX Filtering menu to turn them off ON ALL sites.

    b2knet.com with ActiveX Filter and Tracking protection turned on


    Rob^_^

    Friday, January 18, 2013 12:59 AM
  • @Robert....

    I know Active Scripting is enabled on my machine....

    Do your ActiveX filtering turned on like I do?

    Oops.   I didn't notice that there was as such a dramatic change from IE10.   So the only proof now that we have that Active Scripting is enabled is if the user actually uses those buttons?   That's not very compelling.   E.g. I changed Security Level for Internet Zone to High and the buttons stopped working, so that's proof that Active Scripting is used by that page and that it is enabled on my session but no proof to an objective observer.   Also I had to do a Ctrl-F5 to test the changes.

    Let's see what happens on MUF IE...  Same thing, except instead of Alert message windows I get Message from webpage overlay messages.   The only difference is the Flash button gets "...can't create an object"  which I think is expected?   In Desktop IE it does tell me about Flash.  One oddity I think is it implies that I have Java.  I do not but I suppose I do allow it.

     
    So not the proof one way or the other I was hoping to provide but still a somewhat useful tool.  ; }

     
    Robert
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    Friday, January 18, 2013 3:44 AM
  • I tried the new links, but pretty much nothing exciting happening yet.

    I tried to paste my screenshots, but I am not allowed yet - waiting for account verification it says.

    But in short, the javatester page didn't display the "Javascript Is Working" on IE (does on Firefox).

    My IE Settings for the Internet Zone has all the Scripting options set to Enabled/Prompt.

    So, what seems to be the verdict here? Is it an IE10 issue? Is there a way to fix it? Are we moving to Mac?

    Friday, January 18, 2013 4:49 AM
  • Is it an IE10 issue?

    Clearly not.   However, in the case of FiddlerTool  ironically we are going to have to ask users to click Compatibility View to run it usefully.   Who knew?   ;  }

     
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    Friday, January 18, 2013 6:37 AM
  • You cannot "disable" antivirus. Please uninstall it, check if the vendor provides a "removal tool" and clean with it (no, don't use a "cleaner", just that tool, if they provide one). Reboot and try again.

    Do you use any other security or tuning programs?

    Check that you don't have tracking protection enabled.

    What does this page say about your Javascript: http://winware.org/en/


    IEFAQ: http://iefaq.info

    Friday, January 18, 2013 9:26 AM
  • hello everyone,

    i can't even reply this thread in internet explorer, don't see your names or little pictures next to your names. i wanted to post a screenshot of B2Knet page in my IE, but i wasnt allowed! anyway i can describe it - there is a little black screen written CPU lag and green numbers and red ms, otherwise the page is mostly black text except from "some red text", VBS script doesnt show to be working, after "your java browsers version is" are only two vertical lines, after "java enabled" it is empty etc.

    if i understood well, active-x and tracking protection should be off? they are off the whole time. when i turn them on then i see the blue crossed circle in the IE adress bar, but it didnt bring anything so i deactivated again now.

    if it is not an IE10 issue, what might be causing the problem? should i return my computer saying that it has an irreparable software error? please don't mind that i don't understand all the "experts" talk, i'm quite a simple notebook & internet user :), and now pretty confused with all this.

    thanks for looking into it further

    best

    mar

    Friday, January 18, 2013 9:34 AM
  • Hi - here is what my IE says (as I am not allowed to post pictures, and not even copy/paste this i manually copied the first five lines od browser test)

    User-Agent      Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; Trident/6.0; MALNJS)

    Javascript

    Capabilities     more information about Add-Ons/Plungins and other capabilities

    HTTP Connection      more information about your HTTP connection

    IE Screenshots Screenshots of functionality samples    

    At the moment I am not using any other Antivirus other than that, what is already contained in windows 8 (is that bad??). there was a test version of McAfee preinstalled and i deinstalled it some time ago... can it have something to do with this?

    many thanks, mar

    Friday, January 18, 2013 9:47 AM
  • Hi Kai,

    I'll try the uninstall of my AV later today, but correct me if I'm wrong but I would assume that my AV would block on all Internet browsers if that is the culprit? Why would Firefox run all the scripts but not IE? This is also a new problem in IE, I purchased my Dell on October 2012 and installed my AV shortly thereafter. Since then I downloaded and registered my Windows 8 Development license for Visual Studio twice without any issues and then somewhere in the last 2-3 weeks I first noticed the issue with my Skype login screen and when my Dev license expired for Win8 I noticed the problem with that. The Skype issue all points to an IE/JS issue it seems and I'm sure the VS's Dev registration uses JS or an ActiveX.

    As for your site, following is my results:

    Browser information

    User-Agent Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; Trident/6.0; MDDCJS)
    Javascript <noscript>disabled</noscript>
    Capbilities
    more information about Add-Ons/Plugins and other capabilities
    HTTP Connection
    more information about your HTTP connection
    IE9 Screenshots
    Screenshots of functionality samples

     

    Browser tests

    Forms Test
    follow link and submit to test if the browser submits form fields correctly
    Link Tests
    tests if opening links in new windows by several means works
    Session Test
    checks if session cookies work (necessary for logins to most sites)
    Cookie Test
    checks if permanent cookies work (necessary for remembering of logins and other data longer than one visit to most sites)
    Auto Login/Auto Complete test
    special version of the test above, simulates logins with "auto login" and auto-complete
    Windows ID Live test
    checks if you can sign in to a Live ID site
    Long-time cookie test
    slightly changed version of auto-login test that can store cookies for years (read usage scenario)
    Download Test
    simple test download file in zip format
    Advanced testing
    HTTP Status Codes
    force 3xx or 5xx HTTP status codes

     






    Ans if I click on the Capabilities hyperlink:

    Browser-Info

    User-Agent Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; Trident/6.0; MDDCJS)
    IE Version , version string: , document mode:
    Javascript <noscript>disabled</noscript>
    ActiveX
    Windows Media Player
    Flash
    Adobe Reader
    alternativer PDF Reader
    Shockwave
    Silverlight
    Quicktime
    Real Player
    VLC Player
    Java , ,
    HTTP Connection
    more information about your HTTP connection
    IE9 Screenshots
    Screenshots of functionality samples

     

     

    Friday, January 18, 2013 9:52 AM
  • MDDCJS

    Previously you were showing  MALNJS  where you are now showing  MDDCJS.   I was wondering what that was (never saw it before) and now am even more curious.   NJS = No JavaScript  perhaps?
    Friday, January 18, 2013 4:27 PM
  • @marbie5

    re: Skype

    there is a new download from Skype (MS is discontinuing MS Messenger and replacing it with Skype)

    http://www.skype.com/go/wlmdownload?cm_mmc=MSFT%7CLINK_B1-_-z71_MSC_WLM_P1_1x1_ROW

    that does not use the web interface to log you in....

    however

    can you post back with the address of the Skype login page so that we can test it.

    is this the same as yours?

    https://secure.skype.com/

    @Robert and @Kai.... that page uses userAgent sniffing


    Rob^_^

    Saturday, January 19, 2013 2:53 AM
  • hello robert and kai!

    thanks for your reply:)

    i dont log in to skype through web but use desktop skype, it is normally installed in my computer and i log in through a login window. the moderators on the skype forum always say that skype somehow depend on internet explorer and that updating internet explorer or fixing ie problems (like java script for example) often solves skype problems - and that is true, i used to have a skype problem once before and it was immediately solved when i updated my internet explorer.

    does that answer your questions?

    thanks & best

    mar

    Saturday, January 19, 2013 8:58 AM
  • Mark,

    There are a ton of people having this issue. I've experienced it randomly with new installs, of and upgrades to, Windows 8.  It isn't any installed software, because it happens on new installs at the time of original install before anything new is placed on the machine. I have removed IE10 and re-installed (Including all files on hard drive and registry keys).  I have compared other computer's registries and found no apparent differences. I'm planning to open a support case with Microsoft next week and will report back if I find a more palatable solution than complete reinstalls.


    • Edited by Kev1969 Saturday, January 19, 2013 1:42 PM typo
    Saturday, January 19, 2013 1:42 PM
  • does that answer your questions?

    I would still like to know about  MALNJS (especially).   Do you know what  MDDCJS  is?   You mentioned your MSDN subscription.  Is that an add-on from it?   In any case, try to find out where that comes from and uninstall it to see if getting rid of it changes your symptom (beyond the obvious one of changing your UAS.)

     
    But I think it would also be interesting to know where the transformation from  MDDCJS to MALNJS  occurs.   Try using the Network Capture tool (at least) to see if it is something that IE has any control over.   (F12, Ctrl-Backtab, F5)   Probably a better trace tool for this would be NetMon or WireShark (e.g. so you can see it leaving your machine, not just leaving IE and so you can see the response from FidddlerTool entering your machine, not just coming back to IE.)

     

    On rereading the whole thread I just realized that we don't have any confirmation from you about whether using FiddlerTool using Compatibility View changes your symptom.   Please try that too.   And please try the buttons in the page even if the page still shows that Active Scripting is assumed off.   E.g. we don't really know yet whether the problem symptom that you have is a problem in your machine or just the same error being made on the host side that FiddlerTool evidently makes, by whatever sites you test with (especially if you are only going to sites hosted by ASP.)

     
    HTH

     
    Robert
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    Saturday, January 19, 2013 5:35 PM
  • hi robert!

    maybe you are mixing me and mark davies, i think my analyses always showed MALNJS and mark's MDDCJS.

    i just googled to see what MSDN means - not me!:) as i said, i am a quite basic internet/notebook user.

    thanks for your other suggestions, i still have to look into them...maybe i come back to you if there are parts that i can't understand.

    best,

    mar

    Saturday, January 19, 2013 6:02 PM
  • Hi,

    It would be great if we could MS involved in trying to find out what is going wrong here, it has been a major thorn in my side now. To all of those that did respond and gave some tips, I really do appreciate the feedback. If by some stoke of luck I manage to find a resolution I will post it back here - I believe you would all to the same ;-)

    With regards to the question posted earlier by Robert - about MDDCJS on my User Agent string. I think it might have to do with versions, ISPs an perhaps even country?? I don't see this on my Firefiox in the page result, so it could be something specific to IE. The laptop I use is also the very latest Dell generation (or at least not older than 6months) with Win8 Pro and the latest .NET version (.NET 4.5). Hope that shed some light on the question.

    Monday, January 21, 2013 4:37 AM
  • I was really only interested in the Javascript output ;-) It's definitely off.

    Did you finally uninstall your AV? If not, please do.

    Also, please reset IE completely with the button on internet options, advanced.

    You didn't answer my question about tuning or cleaning programs.


    IEFAQ: http://iefaq.info

    Monday, January 21, 2013 4:28 PM
  • There seem to be some problems with cut and paste of the noscript tag that I use for most basic Javascript detection. The message editor here and on Answers pastes the copied text as an object rather than simply the text shown. And it seems that it therefore sometimes doesn't show a result or pastes in the tags as well or pastes even "EnabledDisabled" :-(

    So, what you should see is "Javascript enabled". If you get "Javascript disabled", it is indeed disabled.

    Yes, tracking protection and activeX filtering can sometimes interfere and should be off, at least during troubleshooting.

    You can also try resetting IE with the button on internet options, advanced.

    The built-in security software (Defender) will not switch off your Javascript. It must be something else, maybe another program, a cleaner or tuner or something you don't expect for that at all.


    IEFAQ: http://iefaq.info

    Monday, January 21, 2013 4:44 PM
  • No, that 6-letter abbreviation is added by some add-on. It can be seen in many browsers (only IE), but unfortunately no one knows where it comes from. I suspect it is some Microsoft add-on.

    IEFAQ: http://iefaq.info

    Monday, January 21, 2013 4:47 PM
  • @Mark

    "It would be great if we could MS involved in trying to find out what is going wrong here"

    they are.... Robert, Kai and I are MVP's... we get direct access to members of the IE Team. We have raised this issue and thread with them... they are investigating the issue.(the forum policy is that MSFT may not answer a question, unless it has not been answered by a Community contributor after 24hrs) . I think it may have something to do with the navigator.userAgent value that IE10 is now reporting.... but...

    "With regards to the question posted earlier by Robert - about MDDCJS on my User Agent string. I think it might have to do with versions, ISPs an perhaps even country?? "

    that additional token in your UAS should not be there.... it is read from your browsers request headers sent to the server.... since IE8 IE has been designed to send a naked UAS (not other tokens in the UAS)...

    " ISPs an perhaps even country?? " - correct.... that is the only explanation...

    On Mobile connections (using a Mobile USB dongle, not a wireless network connection) in my Country (Australia) the ISP's add a bit of javascript code (incorrectly above the <head> tag) (I've forgotten what its called now... and I am on a public wireless network)....also your wireless network provider may be serving up different content based on your usage and network demand... sometimes they will serve up alternate images to web content that are in gif format for lower bandwidth usage....there are also differences in different countries in how 4G and 4G networks are implemented.

    the next time the issue occurs could you please do the following.

    Note what type of connection you are using..... (wireless public access, Mobile USB modem, ADSL2, Fibre, 3G or 4G).... your ISP (their homepage address would be best, we will look at their traffic demands)

    AND the exact web address (as copied from the IE address bar)

    Press f12 to display the Developer tool, then

    select the Networking tab and click "Start Capturing"

    then refresh the web page (refresh button on the IE Address bar)

    You should see some information in the Networking tab output area....

    select it and copy it (context menu option) and then paste it back here...

    Optional....

    select the Scripting tab, of the Developer tool and click the "Start Debugging" button, refresh the page as above....

    you may see some output in the script console window....

    can you copy and paste that info back here also..?

    Regards.


    Rob^_^



    • Edited by IECustomizerMVP Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:46 AM added 3G v 4G references
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:43 AM
  • There seem to be some problems with cut and paste of the noscript tag that I use for most basic Javascript detection. The message editor here and on Answers pastes the copied text as an object rather than simply the text shown. And it seems that it therefore sometimes doesn't show a result or pastes in the tags as well or pastes even "EnabledDisabled" :-(

    So, what you should see is "Javascript enabled". If you get "Javascript disabled", it is indeed disabled.

    Yes, tracking protection and activeX filtering can sometimes interfere and should be off, at least during troubleshooting.

    You can also try resetting IE with the button on internet options, advanced.

    The built-in security software (Defender) will not switch off your Javascript. It must be something else, maybe another program, a cleaner or tuner or something you don't expect for that at all.


    IEFAQ: http://iefaq.info

    OT.. [noscript][/noscript]

    the html editors here use <pre> tags and toStaticHTML Kai.... the toStaticHTML won't like the 'script' string.... and should bracket it.

    use the code input button ( looks like [<>] on the editor area toolbar) to copy and paste markup...

    <noscript></noscript>


    Rob^_^

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:52 AM
  • On rereading the whole thread I just realized that we don't have any confirmation from you about whether using FiddlerTool using Compatibility View changes your symptom.   Please try that too.   And please try the buttons in the page even if the page still shows that Active Scripting is assumed off.   E.g. we don't really know yet whether the problem symptom that you have is a problem in your machine or just the same error being made on the host side that FiddlerTool evidently makes, by whatever sites you test with (especially if you are only going to sites hosted by ASP.)

    Hi Robert, I tried the fiddler tool using Compatibility View and it does show a bit different result (see below). When I see other proposed test pages with compability view, they do not change, and I still cannot see youtube videos and graphics of the IE is still very bad.

    I did one thing that people in skype forum suggested to try to fix the javascript problem. It was suggested for windows 7 64-bit IE9 version, and i have Windows 8 64-bit IE10 version, so maybe it doesnt make sense at all (then you dont even have to read further). And also, they suggest to run it as administrator, but i didnt notice that for the first time, so i run it normal. This was the suggestion:

    in cmd type

    cd\

    cd windows\SysWOW64

    regsvr32 jscript.dll

    regsvr32 vbscript.dll

    regsvr32 jscript9.dll

    When I did that as an administrator everything was confirmed and OK. But when I by accident performed this not as an administrator, it showed an error with the first entry - jscript.dll and with the third one jscript9.dll.

    the second one vbscript.dll was OK.

    This is what it said: "Das Modul "jscript.dll" wurde geladen, der Aufruf an "DllRegisterServer" ist jedoch mit dem Fehlercode 0x80004005 fehlgeschlagen"

    Which means - that the module was loaded but the connection to DllRegisterServer failed with an errorcode 0x80004005

    Maybe this can give some clarity?

    Thanks & best

    mar

    THE FIDDLERTOOL IN COMPATIBILITY MODE:)

    Your browser sent the following headers:

    Connection: Keep-Alive
    Content-Length: 0
    Accept: image/jpeg, application/x-ms-application, image/gif, application/xaml+xml, image/pjpeg, application/x-ms-xbap, */*
    Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
    Accept-Language: de-DE
    Host: www.fiddlertool.com
    User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; Trident/6.0; .NET4.0E; .NET4.0C; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; MALNJS)
    DNT: 1
    X-Original-URL: /ua.aspx

    ASPNET's HTTPBrowserCapabilities object reports that, based on the User-Agent, your Browser has the following capabilities:

    Type = IE7 Name = IE Version = 7.0 Major Version = 7 Minor Version = 0 Platform = WinNT Is Beta = False Is Crawler = False Is AOL = False Is Win16 = False Is Win32 = True Supports Frames = True Supports Tables = True Supports Cookies = True Supports VBScript = True Supports JavaScript = True Supports Java Applets = True Supports ActiveX Controls = True

    Conditional comments report that you are using Internet Explorer 7.0.

    
    

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:36 AM
  • @Rob,

    Okay, so I'm following your instructions, following are the answers to your questions:

    I'm based in South Africa. (no lions in my urban village ;-) ).

    I use Telkom as my ISP (http://www.telkomsa.net).

    I use a LAN cable connecting to my NETGEAR genie (DGND3700v2) router / but same result if i switch to Wi-Fi.

    The router runs through our home connected telephone line (ADSL), also served by the same company that is my ISP (Telkom) and this is connected via fiber cables. I'm on the dsl512 plan.

    I have to also indicate that I visit a lot of client sites on a weekly basis (contract developer) and I have the same issue at all clients and they use a variety of different ISPs and have diginet lines etc, etc. The information I posted however came from my connection at home (ADSL).

    The following results were generated after visiting http://winware.org/en/ and selecting the Compatibility view:

    Browser information

    User-Agent Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; Trident/6.0; .NET4.0E; .NET4.0C; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; MDDCJS)
    Javascript <noscript></noscript>
    Capabilities
    ore information about Add-Ons/Plugins and other capabilities
    HTTP Connection
    more information about your HTTP connection
    IE9 Screenshots
    Screenshots of functionality samples

    As apposed to browsing the site without compatibility mode:

    Browser information

    User-Agent Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; Trident/6.0; MDDCJS)
    Javascript <noscript>disabled</noscript>
    Capabilities
    more information about Add-Ons/Plugins and other capabilities
    HTTP Connection
    more information about your HTTP connection
    IE9 Screenshots
    Screenshots of functionality samples


     

     As for testing a web site that has all sorts of controls and scripts etc, I visited http://b2knet.com/ and there isn't much action, the only thing that seems to work is CSS. Following the requests on the debug/dev tools:

    Networking output:

    URL    Method    Result    Type    Received    Taken    Initiator    Wait‎‎    Start‎‎    Request‎‎    Response‎‎    Cache read‎‎    Gap‎‎
    http://b2knet.com/    GET    200    text/html    13.60 KB    2.53 s    refresh    0    343    360    1828    0    346
    /ipstylesheet.css    GET    304    text/css    171 B    359 ms    <link rel="stylesheet">    750    0    359    0    0    1768
    /quicktimejs.js    GET    304    application/x-javascript    185 B    359 ms    <script>    750    15    344    0    0    1768
    /quicktimevb.vbs    GET    304    text/plain    171 B    360 ms    <script>    765    0    360    0    0    1752
    http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js    GET    304    text/javascript    370 B    235 ms    <script>    765    0    235    0    0    1877
    /images/space.gif    GET    304    image/gif    168 B    391 ms    <img>    1109    16    375    0    0    1377
    /browser.js    GET    304    application/x-javascript    185 B    0.68 s    <script>    1125    343    344    0    0    1065
    /hostname.js    GET    304    application/x-javascript    186 B    0.70 s    <script>    1125    343    360    0    0    1049
    /resolution.js    GET    304    application/x-javascript    185 B    0.71 s    <script>    1125    343    375    0    0    1034
    /ieresolutn.js    GET    304    application/x-javascript    185 B    0.70 s    <script>    1125    343    360    0    0    1049
    /plugins.js    GET    304    application/x-javascript    185 B    0.70 s    <script>    1140    328    375    0    0    1034
    /quicktimeinstalled.js    GET    304    application/x-javascript    185 B    1.07 s    <script>    1140    719    359    0    0    659
    /quicktimestreaming.js    GET    304    application/x-javascript    185 B    1.39 s    <script>    1140    1000    391    0    0    346
    /404error.js    GET    304    application/x-javascript    184 B    1.39 s    <script>    1140    1016    375    0    0    346
    /pages.js    GET    304    application/x-javascript    184 B    1.39 s    <script>    1156    1015    375    0    0    331
    /timezone.js    GET    304    application/x-javascript    184 B    1.40 s    <script>    1156    1015    391    0    0    315
    /images/blutop.gif    GET    404    text/html    358 B    1.40 s    background-image    1156    1031    375    0    0    315
    /CPUtester1.swf    GET    304    application/x-shockwave-flash    191 B    32 ms    Flash    1218    16    0    16    0    1627

    Script Debugging:

    HTML1524: Invalid DOCTYPE. The shortest valid doctype is "<!DOCTYPE html>".
    b2knet.com, line 1 character 1
    HTML1503: Unexpected start tag.
    b2knet.com, line 92 character 19
    HTML1504: Unexpected end tag.
    b2knet.com, line 262 character 1
    HTML1521: Unexpected "</body>" or end of file. All open elements should be closed before the end of the document.
    b2knet.com, line 263 character 1

    Other stuff I also tried, same as @marbie5, re-registering the .dlls, but that made no difference.

    Hope this helps.

    Tx




    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:38 PM
  • @Mark,

    thanks for the detailed reports.... well done...

    It turns out that the MDDCJS token in your navigator.userAgent string is for an addon called... XBMC Media Center.... http://sourceforge.net/projects/xbmc/

    which is an open source addon.... (yep.... from.... code.google.com)

    my opinion is that it is not compatible with IE8 and higher as it breaks the guidelines for addons developers (modifies the userAgent string sent in the server request header)... this is a form of tracking... as web sites and search providers are able to determine which sites you have visited...this is what Eric Lawerence calls a 'super cookie'...(I used to have an addon that did the exact same thing... I removed the 'super cookie' at Erics request.)

    the winware.org (maintained by MVP Kai) report shows you both the client side userAgent string...

    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; Trident/6.0; .NET4.0E; .NET4.0C; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; MDDCJS)

    and the server request header value for the userAgent string...

    Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; Trident/6.0; MDDCJS)

    normally in the server request header we expect to see a naked userAgent string... (without the MDDCJS part) viz:

    Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; Trident/6.0)

    so it turns out that this MDDCJS part, was not added by your ISP..... (I will leave it up to you to decide if you want to uninstall that addon)....

    a visit to your ISP's homepage (http://www.telkomsa.net ) confirms that they do not modify the request header's userAgent tokens....

    so what is the reason why it appears on your computer when you visit winware.org or bt2k.net that your browser's scripting settings appear to be turned off?

    well at http://winware.org/en you are looking at a cached version of the page.... (apparently)... Kai has made changes to his page recently... if you go there now and press ctrl+f5 to refresh from the server I expect that you will see "enabled" instead of the <noscript>disabled</noscript> text.

    (Kai recently updated his document type declaration to a valid dtd format.... in IE10 this forces 'Standards' mode.... without a valid or recognized document type declaration) IE10 will display web pages as IE10 'Quirks'.... there is a small bug in this 'documentMode'..... <noscript> tags are not recognized as valid elements and are displayed as text. By rights the w3c says that the <noscript> tag has been depreciated in the xhtml5 spec, (http://www.w3.org/community/webed/wiki/HTML/Elements) but all web browsers (other than IE10 Quirks mode) recognize it. (hence the page displays the correct information about your browser scripting)

    at http://bt2k.net , the same story.... they have an invalid document type and other serious page markup errors that force IE10 to use the IE10 Quirks mode which gives the wrong diagnostics because of the way IE10 Quirks mode handles the <noscript> tag... unfortunately there is nothing that we can do about this site (MSFT will probably send them a polite Site Outreach email...)

    However.... I don't have these problems with my IE10 (RC) on Windows 7 and I am guessing that you may have your IE10 incremental updates turned off...

    from IE select the Help>About Internet Explorer menu

    you should see a dialog similar to mine...

    make sure you have the "Install new versions automatically" checkbox checked.... and then do a Windows Update (I am not sure of how windows updates and IE updates work on windows 8?)

    then go back to winware.org/en/ and refresh the page (ctrl+f5) and test your browsers settings from there...

    I wasn't expecting you to use btk2.net as an example... it is a test site.... I was hoping that you could provide an every day website that you visit say google.za (which uses the <noscript> tags)... it turns out that btk2.net is a red herring... their site needs updating.

    Regards.

     


    Rob^_^

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:16 AM
  • Rob, you are confusing him with your talk about userAgent and noscript and this won't help him in any way. His Javascript is disabled, for no apparent reason. It has nothing to do with detection of the UserAgent. There is also no problem with the noscript tag and Javascript detection. The Javascript detection in the page itself works just fine and shows enabled or disabled and nothing else. Test it yourself. It just happens that when you copy and paste this output to this forum or to Microsoft Community it can happen that you copy wrong parts and an appearence of the noscript tag, although it is not showing in the original output. I have seen this with other IE versions as well. Not me personally, as I cannot reproduce it, but with other people who pasted that output in the editor. IE copies more than just text. It tries to copy "rich text information" to the clipboard as well and this sometimes leads to weird results concerning this tag. Maybe because it's a Javascript WYSIWIG editor ...

    Anyway, this is a diversion and you are confusing the whole story for him. Forget about this branch of the story.

    I think I would like to see a screenshot of his entire IE window, maybe one can observe something unusual.

    Mark, this thread has grown hard to follow. Please just answer the following questions.

    Did you uninstall your AV, finally?

    Did you reset IE at internet options, advanced completely?

    Have you tried disabling Protected Mode? (in security options)

    Have you checked if you have any sites in your restricted sites zone?

    How do you start your IE?

    What other security programs, cleaners, tuning program do you have installed/used?

    Have you tried using system restore to go back to a point where it worked? (The longer you wait the elss likely there will be such a restore point.)

    Have you considered to "refresh" your Windows?


    IEFAQ: http://iefaq.info



    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:22 AM
  • @Rob/@Kai,

    I looked at some of the feedback and tried some of the suggestions and while doing so I had a look at my IE10 folder (C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer) and found a program (iediagcmd.exe). I read up on it at http://www.thewindowsclub.com/iediagcmd-inbuilt-tool-diagnosis-troubleshoot-internet-explorer-9-problems and decided I'll run it and see. I loaded the results of this scan onto my website for you to review to see if that might help my cause (http://www.prosoftit.co.za/IE/IEDiag.cab).

    With regards to the questions you asked Kai (since I cannot paste any links or images into the page due to 'awaiting authorization' from this site, I have decided to put links to the screen-shots on my site and just link to them for now).

    This is a screenshot of my IE running

    http://www.prosoftit.co.za/IE/ScreenShots/SC001.jpg

    IE, same site with compatibility turned on:

    http://www.prosoftit.co.za/IE/ScreenShots/SC002.jpg

    The following TAB always when I run IE. The two buttons on this screen also doesn't do anything, but I guess that is JavaScript/ActiveX running behind them. This should indicate something though.

    http://www.prosoftit.co.za/IE/ScreenShots/SC003.jpg

    The following screenshots is just to show that all is working fine in Firefox - if my AV was blocking certain functionality I would expect it to fail here too.

    http://www.prosoftit.co.za/IE/ScreenShots/SC004.jpg

    (back to the answers to the 7 questions):

    1. No, I didn't uninstall my AV yet. I was hoping to take this on as a last resort, which seems to be what we are going for. The problem is I misplaced my reg number for AVG and if for some weird reason they do not allow me to install it again then I'm a little screwed. The other thing is that I am still very doubtful that it is the cause since I installed AVG days after I purchased the laptop and up to late December/ early January IE still worked.

    2. Yes, I did reset the IE options completely - several times to be honest (http://www.prosoftit.co.za/IE/ScreenShots/SC005.jpg).

    3. Yes, disabled protection mode too (http://www.prosoftit.co.za/IE/ScreenShots/SC007.jpg).

    4. Yes, checked for any sites in my restricted zones (http://www.prosoftit.co.za/IE/ScreenShots/SC006.jpg).

    5. I use the default shortcut created in the Windows 8 install on the windows 8 start screen.

    6. Other than the pre-installed Dell software that was installed and AVG I didn't install anything else. The thing is, this did work from the date I purchased the laptop back in October 2012. Since I do not use IE as my primary browser I cannot give you the exact date it stopped working. I also do not install any add-ons for IE since I don't use it.

    7. I have considered restoring my Windows 8, but again was hoping to do that as a last resort for resolving the issue.

    I hope some of this info sheds some light somewhere.

    Thanks again for the help guys, I know trying to support 'blind' like does take some patients.

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 3:48 PM
  • I loaded the results of this scan onto my website for you to review to see if that might help my cause (http://www.prosoftit.co.za/IE/IEDiag.cab).

    <extract file="brndlog.txt">

    01/17/2013 08:59:04     Help page URL is set to "http://support.euro.dell.com/support/index.aspx?c=za&l=en&s=gen".
    01/17/2013 08:59:04     User agent string is set to "MDDCJS" in HKCU.
    01/17/2013 08:59:04     First Run Page is disabled

    </extract>

    So it looks like Dell is the source of some of this.  At least now we know where that UAS is coming from.

    Also, there were signs further down about possible registry problems, which might or might not be problems, which in turn could imply interference by a security product during the install.

    There is something wrong with your IEDiag.xml (as XML) but just eyeballing it in Notepad makes me ask if this is still running?

    http://www.ehow.com/facts_7949557_scriptproxy-mcafee.html

    Also, from your WU.log are you aware of an IE proxy you have configured?   In XP we had ways of checking for this but I don't know how to do it in W7, probably some obscure netsh command but I just had a look and nothing popped out at me.

     
    HTH
     
    Robert
    ---

    • Proposed as answer by Kai SchätzlMVP Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:09 AM
    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:13 PM
  • @Mark.....

    here is part of the reply from connect.microsoft.com where I raised a bug ticket yesterday....

    In Quirks mode, IE10 will ignore the noscript tag and ultimately it is being
    removed as a standard in the near future.

    (I have marked the ticket as private, so I cannot give you the link)...

    basically this vindicates my conclusion... http://bt2knet.com has some serious markup errors and combined with the <noscript> tag being depreciated and IE10's treatment of how depreciated <noscript> tags should be treated (as a text node), bt2knet and winware.org/en/ are giving erroneous indications of your win8/IE10's scripting status....

    sorry... a bit technical (it certainly opens a can of worms for all web browser vendors and the World wide web consortium)

    my impressions are that you are only seeing this issue (incorrect reporting of the status of your browsers active scripting settings) on a few sites (that meet certain criteria)... for the most part you do not have problems with other high-volume sites (google.za)... is that correct...

    Unfortunately there is no universal fix I can offer you.... just don't use those sites for testing your javascript status.... the <noscript> tag is used extensively in 'good' websites....the challenge now is for web developers to lobby the w3c and browser vendors to keep the <noscript> tag....

    this is the connect ticket link....

    https://connect.microsoft.com/IE/feedback/details/777316/http-b2knet-com-and-treatment-of-noscript-tags-in-ie10-on-windows-8-ie10-quirks-mode


    Rob^_^

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 11:58 PM
  • hello everyone, and thanks to mark for his last post!

    i can confirm that my IE looks about identical to mark's in all points. also the screen saying that ie is not my default browser always shows when i open IE, but the two buttons do not respond. i also made all the checks to the options of the IE, everything should be fine, but it isn't. in firefox on the other hand everything works fine.

    about rob's last comment - my problem is not that certain test sites show errors, do not detect javascript etc. maybe those sites do have errors themselves, but the fact is that my internet explorer is not working properly - it has really bad graphics, youtoube doesnt work nor any other kind of videos and animations, i cannot reply this thread in IE as well, the buttons just dont respond... that also wouldn't be such a problem if internet explorer wouldn't influence skype and make it not being able to work properly. i use skype a lot and that is why it is important for me. yet, i cannot fix skype if i dont fix IE.

    there is one unusual thing that is happening sometimes when i use google search - in firefox. after i gooogle something, it asks me to write captcha two times before it leads me to the results page, saying that they are tracking some unusual traffic from my computer that makes them think that it is a robot doing the search. i called my internet provider and they said that everything looks fine with my internet connection, no unusual activity or amount of activity. but that made me think that i might have cought some virus that is maybe stopping javascript. do you think it might be the case? i am not 100% certain, but the time when i uninstalled the test version of mcafee could be about the time the problems started. at the moment i am using only windows defender that is built in windows 8, and it doesnt track any viruses or malicious software.

    thanks for reading and trying to solve the issue!
    best

    mar:)

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:49 PM
  • @mar,

    I've been pretty much open about my use if IE in this forum, but I am in the same pickle as you in that other apps that I use rely on it. However, you mentioned something that jogged my memory about one instance where I actually used IE and attempted to install an add-on and perhaps you might have done the same. It is worth finding out to see if there is a commonality here.

    You mentioned youtube and thinking back, the last time I remember my IE still worked was when I attempted to make use of www.voobys.com - this site allows you to download youtube videos to disk and watch it later. I had trouble with my Firefox that day and tried to download it for IE instead. The site makes use of some Java/ActiveX control that is installed locally first and then you can start downloading your youtube video. Did you by any chance download that control for your youtube videos on IE? The very next day I installed it on Firefox and that still works there, never tried that on IE again until just now (here is a link sample http://www.voobys.com/watch?v=If5MF4wm1T8) and I get pretty much a blank screen on IE.

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:34 PM
  • hi mark! i didnt install this add-on...but when i open the link on ie, i also get a blank screen. best, mar

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:03 PM
  • Mark, if you don't do what we tell you we can't help ;-) Please uninstall the AV. Completely. Reboot twice.

    Your SC005.jpg shows Protected Mode as On. I take it as granted that you just want to show you know where the option is and had it disabled at one point for testing, right?

    Question 5. You are on the desktop and use the shortcut from that menu, right? Not that you are in Modern UI and when you click the tile it switches to desktop IE, right?

    Oh, you installed another browser? Which one? Google Chrome, Firefox? Shoulkdn't create a problem, but Google Chrome is known to create really weird problems sometimes.

    You can try my repair script, but it has not been tested on Windows 8 AFAIK. I assume at this stage it can't add any worse problem ;-) You would probably want to run both scripts, for 32bit and for 64bit. 

    Read this article carefully and download the fitting repair script:
    http://iefaq.info/index.php?action=artikel&cat=42&id=133&artlang=en

    Question 7. A "refresh" is not as "deep" as a restore. Your data and your app settings would be kept. Only the other extra programs, like Firefox, would need to get reinstalled.




    Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:21 PM
  • Folks, you apparently didn't read Robert's last reply? Dell installed a test version of McAfee on this PC. And marbie5 has it, too.

    Please check, if one or more McAfee services are still shown in Computer Management, Services.

    Check if there is still something in C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\

    Check if there are uninstall entries for any McAfee stuff in control panel, programs and features (or what it's called today). If yes, then uninstall it. Then go to the McAfee site (or do it before all that) and get their removal tool and run it as well. Reboot and run it again, reboot.


    IEFAQ: http://iefaq.info

    • Proposed as answer by Kai SchätzlMVP Saturday, January 26, 2013 10:09 AM
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:51 PM
  • yes, it's netsh winhttp, Robert. Used to be proxycfg before that.

    IEFAQ: http://iefaq.info

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:56 PM
  • BINGO!!!!!!!

    I have deleted all remaining McAfee files and then also run the Mcafee removal tool from this link
    http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/MCPR.exe

    and now IE works normal again and skype as well:)))
    THANKS KAI!

    i have a question concerning this - i was considering to install another virus programme which would be safer than windows defender built in windows 8, but wouldn't do it if it will do a thing like this again. is windows defender enough and if not, how can i prevent another antivirus programme making the same problem like this in the future?

    thanks and all the best

    mar
    Friday, January 25, 2013 9:38 AM
  • @mar,

    You the MAN dude! The best Friday this year for me!!! All I had to do was download the MCPR.exe from the link provided, ran it, restarted and all is working for me too.

    Just again a BIG thank you to all involved in getting this resolved. WhoopWhoop...

    Friday, January 25, 2013 10:27 AM
  • I have a similar problem but McAfee is clearly not the problem.

    Description:  javascript functions quit working on some webpages after Windows Update is applied.
    I have noticed it on Win8 and Win7 and on IE and Firefox.  It also causes websites like browserstack to quit working correctly.

    This issue is noticeable on gridview command buttons and other ASP.net web controls that use javascript "doPostBack" scripts in ASP.net websites. Since the problem is cross-browser and cross-windows-OS-version, it's been difficult to pinpoint the problem. We finally tracked it down to Windows Update. We had an out of the box new Win8 machine that worked at first, but then couldn't click on command buttons. We reverted it back to its factory image and it worked again.  Until a few days ago javascript doPostBack commands continued to work, but then suddenly it stopped working again. After checking the logs I see two Windows Updates had just installed that afternoon. Aha!

    On my new X1 Carbon Touch with Win8 it handled javascript fine. Until today, when it rebooted--without giving me a choice to decline--and performed a windows update! As soon as it rebooted (this thing reboots in blinks!) I immediately checked if I could click the "edit" button and sure enough it no longer works on my Win8 IE10 system and it doesn't work in Firefox. I can no longer use BrowserStack either. I can login and select OS and browser versions but can't get past typing in a URL and starting the test. Once you hit "test", nothing happens.

    Any ideas on a fix, solution, or workaround?  Certainly, I hope the answer is not to go back and update every ASP.net site out there that uses doPostBack!

    Saturday, March 09, 2013 7:16 PM
  • Hi,

    Post back with your userAgent String please for both the ModernIE and Desktop IE....

    (use fiddler2 or the IE Devloper tool networking tab to obtain the UAS from the request header)

    or

    copy and past both the header and client UAS strings from http://winware.org/en/browsercaps.php


    Rob^_^

    Sunday, March 10, 2013 3:28 AM
  • This might be of help for diagnosing this problem:

    A web page with no DOCTYPE directive but with the following header ...

    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />

    ... fails miserably when a javascript validation function reaches the following instruction ...

    if (document.header.sn_Processo(0).checked) sn_Proc = "S";

    ... where header is a form name and sn_Processo is the name of a group of radio buttons on that form:

    <td>
        <input type="radio" name="sn_Processo" value="S" checked />Ativos<br />
        <input type="radio" name="sn_Processo" value="N" />Encerrados
    </td>

    It used to work until upgrading to IE10 from IE9. With debugging turned off, the fail occurs, the next page is not loaded (the current page remains), but nothing is reported to the user.

    Turning debugging on, the page fails with a message reporting "member not found".

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:18 PM
  • I had the same issue with my companies remote access portal. If I uninstalled java, then reinstalled it would work once, then java would try to update and if I let it update, it would no longer work. A workaround was to disable the java plugin helpers, although I get a message that almost every web page I visit asks to load the java plugin (have to ignore the prompting).
    Tuesday, September 03, 2013 4:51 AM