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    This topic contains 19 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  MKR 6 days, 7 hours ago.

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    • #2111594 Reply

      MKR
      AskWoody Plus

      I have to believe that the jscript.dll is corrupt. I ran sfc /scannow, and the log shows very much at the end that it is unable to repair the file.
      I noticed the issue for two reasons:

      1) Installing an update to NordVPN stopped the update without any display of an error. However, downloading the whole file and trying to install it ended in a short Windows error box saying an error occurred with jscript for customization. Then, uninstalling NordVPN and then reinstalling established the program again.

      2) At startup MS Spotlight does no longer change the picture. Investigating this showed me that the folder C:\Users\myname\Appdata\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager….\LocalState\Assets\ is empty.

      I am not sure whether 2 has something to do with jscript.dll, but it could. In the result log of sfc the following line appears three times:

      Cannot repair member file [l:11]’jscript.dll’ of Microsoft-Windows-Scripting-JScript, version 11.0.18362.592,
      I waive on the complete line, but the remainder shows the probable folder like AMD64 and nonSxS.
      The version of script.dll is  10.0.18362.592

      I also ran DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
      command from Windows PowerShell (administrator) environment with no result.

      I checked the Event viewer and there are no significant Critical Errors in Event viewer, except for this one:
      Event ID 10005 MSInstaller with this text: “Product: NordVPN — Error 2739. Could not access JScript run time for custom action .”
      I also ran chkdsk c: /r /scan command. No problems found.

      The PC runs ok except for the two things mentioned at the beginning. I do not want to rest the PC because of a single file failure. This file is a MS file!!!

      Last but not least I tried to register the file again with regsvr32.exe jscript.dll, which ended up in a failure with some error message. I wonder what the real problem maybe. Something is broken somewhere.

      I appreciate any advice but NO RESET because I lose all settings and apps and that may take weeks to recover to a status that is ok. To mention this the problem occured about 2 weeks ago.

    • #2111605 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Please see this blogpost and this blogpost. The bug has been reported and discussed there.

    • #2111636 Reply

      MKR

      From both replies above can I conclude, there is no way to rectify the problem, really?

      • #2111681 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        I changed your ID at your request, but your request was still anon (not logged in). 🙂

    • #2111758 Reply

      MKR
      AskWoody Plus

      Thank you. However, I was logged in! Not sure what happened.

      Hope to get a good reply to solve the jscript.dll issue.

      • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by  MKR.
      • #2111764 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        After you submit your post, look at the Avatar, If the name underneath is “Anonymous,” you are not logged in. If it is your ID, you are logged in. It will not post as anon ir you are logged in.

      • #2111867 Reply

        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        After you submit your post, look at the Avatar, If the name underneath is “Anonymous,” you are not logged in. If it is your ID, you are logged in.

        One very simple tell-tale that you aren’t logged in, is that you need to complete the reCaptcha in order to prove you aren’t a robot before posting!

    • #2111821 Reply

      anonymous

      Due to a security problem in jscript, I expect that Patch Tuesday in February will include a newer version.  If you can wait until then, the update may fix things.  The problems so far that you have seen sound minor.  Also, make another full image backup of your computer.

    • #2111860 Reply

      MKR
      AskWoody Plus

      Please, take it that I disagree with the “minor”. Any annoying things that happen and have grown on MS’s ignorance as I call it, are not minor. Ok, I do hope as said here that the next Patch Tuesday will fix the issue. I can wait.

    • #2111872 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      Last but not least I tried to register the file again with regsvr32.exe jscript.dll, which ended up in a failure with some error message.

      Check the permissions on the file. See my screenshot below.

      Capture

      cheers, Paul

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    • #2112236 Reply

      MKR
      AskWoody Plus

      I gave it Full Control, then used cmd (Admin.) and regsvr32, failed with “The module jscript.dll failed to load.” Followed with a longer text and “Access denied”.

    • #2123684 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      Image backup and reinstall would be my suggestion.

      cheers, Paul

    • #2123793 Reply

      MKR
      AskWoody Plus

      Have no image back up of a time before the issue occured. A complete reinstallation is out of the question. Such an effort is in no relation to the problem.

    • #2123812 Reply

      anonymous

      Windows 10 feature update ISOs can be installed as a repair install.  You must backup first, but the process usually does not destroy any data files or programs (it does change settings back to default).  I am however, not suggesting that you do this.

    • #2123931 Reply

      b
      AskWoody Plus

      Is it possible you had used the workaround for the recent IE/jscript vulnerability?
      (or even on the previous occasion in September 2019?):

      https://www.askwoody.com/2020/yet-another-jscript-vulnerability/

      Restrict access to JScript.dll
      For 64-bit systems, enter the following command at an administrative command prompt:
      takeown /f %windir%\syswow64\jscript.dll
      cacls %windir%\syswow64\jscript.dll /E /P everyone:N
      takeown /f %windir%\system32\jscript.dll
      cacls %windir%\system32\jscript.dll /E /P everyone:N

      Impact of Workaround
      Please note: Implementing these steps might result in reduced functionality for components or features that rely on jscript.dll.

      I think it would be worth trying the undo for that (for both folders, assuming 64-bit system):

      How to undo the workaround
      For 64-bit systems, enter the following command at an administrative command prompt:
      cacls %windir%\system32\jscript.dll /E /R everyone
      cacls %windir%\syswow64\jscript.dll /E /R everyone

      ADV200001 | Microsoft Guidance on Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability
      Security Advisory Published: 01/17/2020

      Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (chump/pioneer)

    • #2123954 Reply

      MKR
      AskWoody Plus

      Interesting alternative this workaround. Will try and report back.

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    • #2124110 Reply

      MKR
      AskWoody Plus

      Correct myself from previous. I never used the workaround or knew about it. So, will not try it!

    • #2124647 Reply

      MKR
      AskWoody Plus

      To inform: the spotlight issue has been resolved. However, I do not know how. I used Powershell last night and and did a few things with ist and all of a sudden the issue was gone. What led to it, no idea!

      However, the jscript.dll issue still exist, kind of hidden, since there was no update for NordVPN. Have to wait and see for patch Tuesday, which hopefully resolve that issue too.

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    • #2138785 Reply

      MKR
      AskWoody Plus

      With today’s patch Tuesday, it appears that the issue with jscript.dll is gone. I ran sfc /scannow (admin) and it reported no problems as opposed to earlier checks. Checking the CBS.log also did not show any issues. Let’s hope it now resolves updates like in my post no longer will break down. Thanks to all who tried to help.

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