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Anonymous
August 24, 2005 3:29:36 AM

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Hello - I am trying to use the Windows 98 Starts
here training CDROM to help a family member learn
Windows basics.
Every time I try to run a lesson I get IE type
script error dialogues and no lessons seem to
work. I have set Active Desktop to View as Web
page which the program requires.
I am assuming it is something to do with my
defaults on IE security or background security and
would be grateful for any advice on ways of
altering settings to make it work.
I have IE battened down fairly tightly and am
using Firefox as my default browser and IE only
for things that insist on it, and usually putting
those sites in the Trusted Zone.

Win 98SE, Counterspy Active protection (turned off
for this program), Zone Alarm free (only doing
firewall job - other monitoring turned OFF), NAV
Pro 2003
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Anonymous
August 24, 2005 3:29:37 AM

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First thing that comes to mind, Robert, is to change your currently
disabled IE Security settings to Prompt. Of course, you'll want to first
document what they are now in order to return them to your preferred
settings afterwards. Now run the program and take note of any prompts
requesting permission to run a script or whatever, then permit them to run
and see if that fixes the problem.

I'd suggest adding the program to the Trusted Zone, but I'm not sure how to
do that. If the above does not succeed, then I'll dive into the literature
and see what I can come up with.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User

"Robert M Jones" <robert53newsgroups-ms@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:uJZxyIDqFHA.712@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Hello - I am trying to use the Windows 98 Starts here training CDROM to
> help a family member learn Windows basics.
> Every time I try to run a lesson I get IE type script error dialogues and
> no lessons seem to work. I have set Active Desktop to View as Web page
> which the program requires.
> I am assuming it is something to do with my defaults on IE security or
> background security and would be grateful for any advice on ways of
> altering settings to make it work.
> I have IE battened down fairly tightly and am using Firefox as my default
> browser and IE only for things that insist on it, and usually putting
> those sites in the Trusted Zone.
>
> Win 98SE, Counterspy Active protection (turned off for this program), Zone
> Alarm free (only doing firewall job - other monitoring turned OFF), NAV
> Pro 2003
> --
> Rev Robert M Jones, Wimborne Baptist Church, UK
> http://www.wimborne-baptist.org.uk
> Free trial of Mailwasher Pro - effective email spam filter - (commission
> goes to our partners in Bulgaria)
> http://fta.firetrust.com/index.cgi?id=420
>
Anonymous
August 24, 2005 3:29:37 AM

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It might also help (and cannot hurt) to install this again:
Windows Script 5.6 for Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows NT 4.0:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"Robert M Jones" <robert53newsgroups-ms@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:uJZxyIDqFHA.712@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Hello - I am trying to use the Windows 98 Starts
> here training CDROM to help a family member learn
> Windows basics.
> Every time I try to run a lesson I get IE type
> script error dialogues and no lessons seem to
> work. I have set Active Desktop to View as Web
> page which the program requires.
> I am assuming it is something to do with my
> defaults on IE security or background security and
> would be grateful for any advice on ways of
> altering settings to make it work.
> I have IE battened down fairly tightly and am
> using Firefox as my default browser and IE only
> for things that insist on it, and usually putting
> those sites in the Trusted Zone.
>
> Win 98SE, Counterspy Active protection (turned off
> for this program), Zone Alarm free (only doing
> firewall job - other monitoring turned OFF), NAV
> Pro 2003
> --
> Rev Robert M Jones, Wimborne Baptist Church, UK
> http://www.wimborne-baptist.org.uk
> Free trial of Mailwasher Pro - effective email
> spam filter - (commission
> goes to our partners in Bulgaria)
> http://fta.firetrust.com/index.cgi?id=420
>
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Anonymous
August 24, 2005 11:03:29 AM

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Gary S. Terhune wrote:
> First thing that comes to mind, Robert, is to change your currently
> disabled IE Security settings to Prompt. Of course, you'll want to first
> document what they are now in order to return them to your preferred
> settings afterwards. Now run the program and take note of any prompts
> requesting permission to run a script or whatever, then permit them to run
> and see if that fixes the problem.
>
> I'd suggest adding the program to the Trusted Zone, but I'm not sure how to
> do that. If the above does not succeed, then I'll dive into the literature
> and see what I can come up with.
>
thanks, I'll try that and report back. I too was
wondering about "trusted zone" but no obvious
route for that in the "Windows 98 Starts Here"
interface which doesn't use the browser user
interface, merely the browser "engine"

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Anonymous
August 24, 2005 11:04:00 AM

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glee wrote:
> It might also help (and cannot hurt) to install this again:
> Windows Script 5.6 for Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows NT 4.0:
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Thanks - I'll try that and report back.

--
Rev Robert M Jones, Wimborne Baptist Church, UK
http://www.wimborne-baptist.org.uk
Free trial of Mailwasher Pro - effective email
spam filter - (commission
goes to our partners in Bulgaria)
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Anonymous
August 24, 2005 4:46:27 PM

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Robert M Jones wrote:
> glee wrote:
>
>> It might also help (and cannot hurt) to install this again:
>> Windows Script 5.6 for Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, and
>> Windows NT 4.0:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
>>
>
>
> Thanks - I'll try that and report back.
>

made no difference I'm afraid. I'm sure I have
turned something "off" but can't find what the
relevant thing is!

Here is the full error message
Line 32
Char 2
Error could not not complete the operation due to
error c00d132b
Code 0
URL
file://J:\content\html03_CSKpYrCmpHealthy\02_SCCustomYrCmp\02_LSCstmDeskAppear\contentA.htm

It is the same message whatever module of the
tutorial I run, referring always to a contentA.htm
page in the various folders on the CD - different
copies and paths but same filename.

It is easier to investigate if I open the relevant
page in IE rather than use the actual Windows 98
Starts Here program.

If I put that path into IE then it opens the page
reporting "error on page" and their is a black box
which I presume is a media player box that isn't
working - it gives the normal video right click
options.

Investigating the error on the IE window gives a
Windows Media error message "the url would change
the root"




With debugging turned back on the error message
highlights the following bit of script
<script language="javascript" for=window event=onload>
engine=window.external
strAppName=(""+engine.GetExeFileTitle())
strAppName=strAppName.toUpperCase()
if (strAppName=="MOUS"){content.loc**highlight
starts here**ation="content.htm"}
if
(strAppName=="WIN98SH"){content.location="contentA.htm"}
</scr**highlight ends here**ipt>

The error message quoted is c00d132b - which
googles out as a Windows Media Player problem.

Does this get us any further?


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Anonymous
August 24, 2005 4:59:25 PM

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Robert M Jones wrote:
> Robert M Jones wrote:
>
>> glee wrote:
>>
>>> It might also help (and cannot hurt) to install this again:
>>> Windows Script 5.6 for Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, and
>>> Windows NT 4.0:
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks - I'll try that and report back.
>>
>
> made no difference I'm afraid. I'm sure I have turned something "off"
> but can't find what the relevant thing is!
>
> Here is the full error message
> Line 32
> Char 2
> Error could not not complete the operation due to error c00d132b
> Code 0
> URL
> file://J:\content\html03_CSKpYrCmpHealthy\02_SCCustomYrCmp\02_LSCstmDeskAppear\contentA.htm
>
>
> It is the same message whatever module of the tutorial I run, referring
> always to a contentA.htm page in the various folders on the CD -
> different copies and paths but same filename.
>
> It is easier to investigate if I open the relevant page in IE rather
> than use the actual Windows 98 Starts Here program.
>
> If I put that path into IE then it opens the page reporting "error on
> page" and their is a black box which I presume is a media player box
> that isn't working - it gives the normal video right click options.
>
> Investigating the error on the IE window gives a Windows Media error
> message "the url would change the root"
>
>
>
>
> With debugging turned back on the error message highlights the following
> bit of script
> <script language="javascript" for=window event=onload>
> engine=window.external
> strAppName=(""+engine.GetExeFileTitle())
> strAppName=strAppName.toUpperCase()
> if (strAppName=="MOUS"){content.loc**highlight starts
> here**ation="content.htm"}
> if (strAppName=="WIN98SH"){content.location="contentA.htm"}
> </scr**highlight ends here**ipt>
>
> The error message quoted is c00d132b - which googles out as a Windows
> Media Player problem.
>
> Does this get us any further?
>
>

The animation files (*.avi) on the CDROM play fine
if I play them directly with WMP but I see they
are higher in the CD folder structure than the htm
pages that want to play them. This seems to be the
gist of the MS KB article on the Windows media
player error number
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/we...
or - http://tinyurl.com/d68tz

- but unfortunately the remedy given is to rewrite
the code in the application! (It's an MS
application!) "To fix the problem, the Web page
creator should modify the path to the file so that
the file is located in a folder that the Player
can access. For example, the path should not
include the format "..\".
I've checked that my Series 9 WMP is up to date
and it reports no updates available.

I'm sure this program used to work on my PC so I
am stuck!

--
Rev Robert M Jones, Wimborne Baptist Church, UK
http://www.wimborne-baptist.org.uk
Free trial of Mailwasher Pro - effective email
spam filter - (commission
goes to our partners in Bulgaria)
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Anonymous
August 25, 2005 3:35:53 AM

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I have never used the CD in question, and have no idea how it is set up, so I can't
readily even guess as to the problem.

The only thing I can think to try is:
- Disconnect from the Internet...unplug the cable if necessary.
- Go to Control Panel> Internet Options> Security, select each Web security zone in
turn, and set each to the lowest setting possible, and then click OK.
- See if that helps the problem when you run the CD.

Be sure to set them all back to their previous settings *before* you go back online.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


"Robert M Jones" <robert53newsgroups-ms@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:%23NxjXNKqFHA.3424@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Robert M Jones wrote:
> > Robert M Jones wrote:
> >
> >> glee wrote:
> >>
> >>> It might also help (and cannot hurt) to install this again:
> >>> Windows Script 5.6 for Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, and
> >>> Windows NT 4.0:
> >>>
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks - I'll try that and report back.
> >>
> >
> > made no difference I'm afraid. I'm sure I have turned something "off"
> > but can't find what the relevant thing is!
> >
> > Here is the full error message
> > Line 32
> > Char 2
> > Error could not not complete the operation due to error c00d132b
> > Code 0
> > URL
> >
file://J:\content\html03_CSKpYrCmpHealthy\02_SCCustomYrCmp\02_LSCstmDeskAppear\contentA.htm
> >
> >
> > It is the same message whatever module of the tutorial I run, referring
> > always to a contentA.htm page in the various folders on the CD -
> > different copies and paths but same filename.
> >
> > It is easier to investigate if I open the relevant page in IE rather
> > than use the actual Windows 98 Starts Here program.
> >
> > If I put that path into IE then it opens the page reporting "error on
> > page" and their is a black box which I presume is a media player box
> > that isn't working - it gives the normal video right click options.
> >
> > Investigating the error on the IE window gives a Windows Media error
> > message "the url would change the root"
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > With debugging turned back on the error message highlights the following
> > bit of script
> > <script language="javascript" for=window event=onload>
> > engine=window.external
> > strAppName=(""+engine.GetExeFileTitle())
> > strAppName=strAppName.toUpperCase()
> > if (strAppName=="MOUS"){content.loc**highlight starts
> > here**ation="content.htm"}
> > if (strAppName=="WIN98SH"){content.location="contentA.htm"}
> > </scr**highlight ends here**ipt>
> >
> > The error message quoted is c00d132b - which googles out as a Windows
> > Media Player problem.
> >
> > Does this get us any further?
> >
> >
>
> The animation files (*.avi) on the CDROM play fine
> if I play them directly with WMP but I see they
> are higher in the CD folder structure than the htm
> pages that want to play them. This seems to be the
> gist of the MS KB article on the Windows media
> player error number
>
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/we...
> or - http://tinyurl.com/d68tz
>
> - but unfortunately the remedy given is to rewrite
> the code in the application! (It's an MS
> application!) "To fix the problem, the Web page
> creator should modify the path to the file so that
> the file is located in a folder that the Player
> can access. For example, the path should not
> include the format "..\".
> I've checked that my Series 9 WMP is up to date
> and it reports no updates available.
>
> I'm sure this program used to work on my PC so I
> am stuck!
>
> --
> Rev Robert M Jones, Wimborne Baptist Church, UK
> http://www.wimborne-baptist.org.uk
> Free trial of Mailwasher Pro - effective email
> spam filter - (commission
> goes to our partners in Bulgaria)
> http://fta.firetrust.com/index.cgi?id=420
>
August 29, 2005 12:05:40 AM

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My take on it is that Norton is failing transparently and letting you
think it's a problem with IE and/or your script engine. This is why I
uninstalled Norton and said goodbye to so called 'script' errors once
and for all. Each reinstallation of Norton System Works (minimal)
wouldn't last even a week without that same error showing up, last time
I totally uninstalled it, I just 'forgot' to reinstall it. I haven't
had a script error since!!!!! I remain stunned that anyone can use
Norton at all.
!