This article was originally published in issue 55 of The Crypt Mag
After updating Internet Explorer on my Windows Vista computer from version 7 to version 8 everything seemed to be fine, at least until the next time I booted up the computer where I was greeted with a message stating that “Windows Sidebar has stopped working”.
After some investigating it turns out that the internet security suite that I use, Kaspersky Internet Security, blocks part of the Internet Explorer 8 installation from completing successfully. In order to correct this problem the following steps need to be performed:
- Unplug the computer’s network cable or turn off its wi-fi (highly advisable since the next step will disable the firewall)
- Disable Kaspersky Internet Security by right-clicking on the Kaspersky icon in the Systray and selecting ‘Exit’
- Open up the command prompt by clicking on the Start bar -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt
- Type in regsvr32 jscript.dll in the command prompt window and press Enter
- Start the internet security program again
- Reconnect the network cable if it was removed or switch the wi-fi back on
You can start the Windows Sidebar by clicking on the Start Bar -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Windows Sidebar. All going well the Sidebar should now be working again.
Article copyright © 2008, 2010 Francis G. Loch