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Weird problem. Can't execute VBS files

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Anonymous
July 9, 2005 12:41:01 PM

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For about a year I've had this problem happen to me every now and then.
I will click on a VBS file that I have and I will either get some kind
of error code, or nothing will happen at all. In the case of the later
my Event Log has a message stating the Scripting facility is disabled.
When I get the error code no Event Log is written.

This problem, when it happens, always follows an install of some random
software package. I learned over the year to make daily backups of my
Registry because restoring the Registry after I run into this problem
gets things back to normal again. Not a System Restore mind you, which
doesn't fix this problem, but using a program called ERUNT which
backups up/restores just the Registry Hives.

Another symptom of this problem is when I get into System Properties |
General. The information under Computer is missing except for the
amount of RAM I have. Everything else is gone. This along with VBS
not working always happens together.

I've learned to execute a VBS file or look at System Properties after I
install something to see if the problem crops up again. This way I
know if I should restore my Registry. I don't want to restore a backup
that is to old.

I didn't have the problem for a few months until today. Installing
Stardocks IconPackager 3.0a did me in this time. Even though
installing version 3.0 a few months ago went OK.

Like I said, restoring my Registry always clears everything up. I
really would like to get to the bottom of this strange problem. Anyone
have any ideas? Obviously something in my Registry is getting out of
whack.
Anonymous
July 9, 2005 5:37:25 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Windows Script 5.6 for Windows 2000 and XP
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Windows Script 5.6 Documentation
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyi...

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Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:1120923661.624088.5970@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
streetwolf <gshapiro@bigfoot.com> hunted and pecked:
> For about a year I've had this problem happen to me every now and then.
> I will click on a VBS file that I have and I will either get some kind
> of error code, or nothing will happen at all. In the case of the later
> my Event Log has a message stating the Scripting facility is disabled.
> When I get the error code no Event Log is written.
>
> This problem, when it happens, always follows an install of some random
> software package. I learned over the year to make daily backups of my
> Registry because restoring the Registry after I run into this problem
> gets things back to normal again. Not a System Restore mind you, which
> doesn't fix this problem, but using a program called ERUNT which
> backups up/restores just the Registry Hives.
>
> Another symptom of this problem is when I get into System Properties |
> General. The information under Computer is missing except for the
> amount of RAM I have. Everything else is gone. This along with VBS
> not working always happens together.
>
> I've learned to execute a VBS file or look at System Properties after I
> install something to see if the problem crops up again. This way I
> know if I should restore my Registry. I don't want to restore a backup
> that is to old.
>
> I didn't have the problem for a few months until today. Installing
> Stardocks IconPackager 3.0a did me in this time. Even though
> installing version 3.0 a few months ago went OK.
>
> Like I said, restoring my Registry always clears everything up. I
> really would like to get to the bottom of this strange problem. Anyone
> have any ideas? Obviously something in my Registry is getting out of
> whack.
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