Home

What is a Runtime Error?

A runtime error is a software or hardware problem that prevents Internet Explorer from working correctly. Runtime errors can be caused if a website uses html code that is not compatible with the web browser functionality.

Which runtime error do you need to fix?

The solution to “runtime error” messages in Internet Explorer is different depending on the type of runtime error that you receive.

Note This article provides a resolution only for an error message that looks like the following:

Error
A Runtime Error has occurred.
Do you wish to Debug?
Line: line number
Error: nature of script error

Resolution

Fix it for “Runtime error…do you wish to Debug”

Because this type of error message does not apply to you, you can prevent it from appearing. To do this automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog boxes, and follow the steps in the Disable Microsoft Internet Explorer Script Debugging Wizard.

Note this wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

Let me fix “Runtime error…do you wish to Debug” myself

Because this type of error message does not apply to you, you can prevent it from appearing. To do this, follow these steps in Internet Explorer:

  1. Click the Tools button , and then click Internet Options. Or, press ALT+T, and then press O.
  2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  3. Click to select the Disable script debugging (Internet Explorer) and Disable script debugging (Other) check boxes, and then click to clear theDisplay a notification about every script error check box.Disable script errors check boxes
  4. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.