Friday, April 19, 2013

IE 8 shows javascript error when displaying SharePoint 2007 site

All the way to the left of the IE status bar, there is a yellow exclamation mark with "Error on page." text. Double click on the text brings up a popup showing "Element not found" error in init.js file.

How to fix: run Office Diagnostics: Diagnose and repair crashing Office programs by using Office Diagnostics

If above does not fix the problem, then try repair the Office installation by going to the Control Panel.

If your installation of Office has custom or 3rd party add-ons, consult your administrator before running the Office repair, since the repair can potentially break those add-ons.

Your mileage may vary and good luck!