When you use your web browser to browse web pages, you may encounter script error. Do you know how to get rid of this error? MiniTool Software writes this post to show you some available solutions. You can try them one by one until you find a suitable one.

A script error always happens when you use a web browser to view a web page. When you encounter this issue, you will receive an error message saying:

  • An error has occurred in the script on this page.
  • Warning: Unresponsive script. A script on this page may be busy or may have stopped responding.
  • A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, open the script in the debugger, or let the script continue.

It is difficult to explain why this issue occurs because many things can cause it and you always can’t sure the exact cause. But you still can use some methods to fix it. In this post, we will show you some solutions that are proved to be available.

Solution 1: Reload the Web Page

If a script is taking a long time to load, you may encounter script error. The quick method to get rid of this issue is to reload the web page and see whether the issue disappears.

  • If you are using a Windows computer, you can press Ctrl+F5 to force reload a web page.
  • If you are running a Mac computer, you need to press Command+Shift+R to reload a page.

Solution 2: Update Your Web Browser

The script error can also happen if your web browser is out-of-date. So, you can update your web browser to the latest version and reload the page to see whether this issue is solved.

Solution 3: Load another Web Page

Sometimes, the script error happens when there is something wrong with the page you are currently loading. You can try loading another web page to see whether the same error appears. If you can open a second page successfully, it means that the first page is faulty. You should wait until the page owner finds and fixes the issue.

Solution 4: Try another Web Browser

Script error can appear due to your web browser issues. Thus, you can use another web browser to browse the web page you want to see. There are many available web browsers like Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera, etc. You can just select one for use.

Solution 5: Use another Device

To rule out whether there is something wrong with the current computer you are using, you can use another device to browse the page that is bothered by script error. For example, you can access the page on your phone or your friend’s computer and see whether the issue appears. If the same error appears, it means that the web page falls into trouble. You need to wait until the webmaster solves the issue.

Solution 6: Delete Temporary Internet Files

The corrupted cache files may crash the YouTube video you are watching. So you can delete temporary internet files and then check whether this issue disappears.

Solution 7: Disable Extensions for Your Web Browser

For some reason, you have installed some plug-ins for your web browser. This can cause conflicts between the plug-in and the website. To rule out this possibility, you can disable or remove these plug-ins and then browse your web page again.

Solution 8: Turn off Hardware Acceleration

Hardware acceleration may break certain scripts on your web browser and cause script errors. You can disable it to allow these scripts to run normally.

Take Google Chrome as an example. You can follow these steps to turn off Hardware Acceleration:

  1. Click the 3-dot menu on Chrome.
  2. Go to Settings > Advanced > System.
  3. Turn off the button for Use hardware acceleration when available.

turn off hardware acceleration

Solution 9: Reset the Security Settings for Your Web Browser

If you use high-security settings for your web browser, script error can easily happen. You can reset the security settings to have a try. If you are using Chrome, you can go to 3-dot menu > Settings > Advanced > Reset settings to their original defaults, and then click Reset settings to reset the security settings.

reset settings on chrome

Solution 10: Wait until the Issue Is Solved by the Page Owner

If all the above solutions don’t work, the web page may be faulty. You need to wait until the webmasters solve the issue.

We hope these 10 solutions can solve the issue you are facing. If you have any related issues, you can let us know in the comment.

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