We use the internet and browse through different web browsers that are available for our PC. Among them, one of the oldest and most popularly used browsers is Internet Explorer. Though in today’s time, we rely on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for better and faster browsing as well as downloading. But, many organizations or institutions still use Internet Explorer as their default browser.
While browsing through Internet Explorer, we get an error most often, i.e. ‘long running script error.’ This script error stops a webpage from displaying and loading correctly. There may be certain reasons for which you get this error, but in today’s article, we will be focusing on how to overcome the long-running script error rather than knowing the cause(s) of this failure. But before we let you do the treatment, make sure that the script error has occurred on multiple web pages and also make sure that any file or settings on your computer are not triggering the error.
Once you make sure of the two things, you can proceed further to cure the problem.
Solve Long Running Script Error
Enable Web Scripts
Check whether Internet Explorer has blocked the Active scripting, Active X, and Java. If they are blocked, the webpage will not load because they are the only reason for displaying a webpage. You can ensure that by going to Tools > Internet Options > Security, click on the Default Level followed by clicking OK.
Clear Browsing Data
Delete all the temporary files from your computer. The temporary files are nothing but a local copy of the webpage you have opened. Therefore, it is important to clear this files periodically so that you get a seamless performance from the browser because these files can sometimes sum up to a large size which results in very slower browsing.
- Open Internet Explorer and click on ‘Tools.’
- Tools > Internet Options > General > Browsing History and then click on ‘Delete’.
- Delete all the temporary files, cookies and history.
Disable Smooth Scrolling
You can Turn Off the ‘Smooth Scrolling.’ Smooth Scrolling causes your video to load slowly.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- In your browser, you will find Tools menu, click on it.
- Tools > Advanced Options, there you will see an option to clear the Use Smooth Scrolling.
- Click OK and restart your browser.
Update Your Browser
Sometimes you might face issues loading a webpage due to the older version of your Internet Explorer. If you are using an older version, it’s time to update your browser, updating the browser will resolve the problem as with every updated version there comes some advanced features and technicalities which enhance the browsing compared to the older version.