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stack overflow at line 0

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by richard, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. richard

    richard Flightless Bird

    I upgraded from ie6 to ie8 and now have a problem I did not before. When
    browsing to various sites I frequently get a stack overflow line 0 pop up.

    I am using winXP Pro and have the most recent Java. I can click through
    the warnings, but they are very annoying. Google brought up many pages
    about other folk experiencing the same problem, and no one has a
    workable answer, other than to suggest using FireFox, which I now do and
    have done with no problems.

    Perhaps I should have stayed with ie6, which did not experience this issue.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    You neglected to provide even one URL from those "various sites" so
    nobody can test it with their copy of IE 8.

    Experience has shown that virtually every problem attributed to Internet
    Explorer (and to Firefox) is actually caused by one or more of:
    1- incompatible browser add-ons;
    2- inappropriate configuration settings;
    3- incorrect installation procedures; and
    4- malware.

    To test for incompatible browser add-ons in Internet Explorer 7 and 8,
    see if you have the same problem(s) when running Internet Explorer in
    'no add-ons' mode:

    If you have XP: Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools >
    Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)

    If you have Vista or 7: Start > type Internet Explorer in the Start
    Search box > click Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)

    To test for inappropriate configuration settings, see if you have the
    same problem(s) after resetting Internet Explorer to its default settings:

    "How to Reset Internet Explorer Settings"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

    Whenever you ask a question about Internet Explorer, please tell us:
    * what version of Internet Explorer you are using;
    * what version of Windows you are using (with the service pack number); and
    * whether you are using a 32- or 64-bit version of Windows.
    If you have not already done so, please be sure to include this
    information with your next post.

    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    richard wrote:
    > I upgraded from ie6 to ie8 and now have a problem I did not before. When
    > browsing to various sites I frequently get a stack overflow line 0 pop up.
    >
    > I am using winXP Pro and have the most recent Java. I can click through
    > the warnings, but they are very annoying. Google brought up many pages
    > about other folk experiencing the same problem, and no one has a
    > workable answer, other than to suggest using FireFox, which I now do and
    > have done with no problems.
    >
    > Perhaps I should have stayed with ie6, which did not experience this issue.
    >
    > Any ideas?
     
  3. richard

    richard Flightless Bird

    On 2/25/2010 1:09 AM, Leonard Grey wrote:
    > You neglected to provide even one URL from those "various sites" so
    > nobody can test it with their copy of IE 8.
    >
    > Experience has shown that virtually every problem attributed to Internet
    > Explorer (and to Firefox) is actually caused by one or more of:
    > 1- incompatible browser add-ons;
    > 2- inappropriate configuration settings;
    > 3- incorrect installation procedures; and
    > 4- malware.
    >
    > To test for incompatible browser add-ons in Internet Explorer 7 and 8,
    > see if you have the same problem(s) when running Internet Explorer in
    > 'no add-ons' mode:
    >
    > If you have XP: Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools >
    > Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)
    >
    > If you have Vista or 7: Start > type Internet Explorer in the Start
    > Search box > click Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)
    >
    > To test for inappropriate configuration settings, see if you have the
    > same problem(s) after resetting Internet Explorer to its default settings:
    >
    > "How to Reset Internet Explorer Settings"
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
    >
    > Whenever you ask a question about Internet Explorer, please tell us:
    > * what version of Internet Explorer you are using;
    > * what version of Windows you are using (with the service pack number); and
    > * whether you are using a 32- or 64-bit version of Windows.
    > If you have not already done so, please be sure to include this
    > information with your next post.
    >
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > richard wrote:
    >> I upgraded from ie6 to ie8 and now have a problem I did not before.
    >> When browsing to various sites I frequently get a stack overflow line
    >> 0 pop up.
    >>
    >> I am using winXP Pro and have the most recent Java. I can click
    >> through the warnings, but they are very annoying. Google brought up
    >> many pages about other folk experiencing the same problem, and no one
    >> has a workable answer, other than to suggest using FireFox, which I
    >> now do and have done with no problems.
    >>
    >> Perhaps I should have stayed with ie6, which did not experience this
    >> issue.
    >>
    >> Any ideas?


    An example that always brings up the stack overflow at line 0 is
    www.cnn.com.
    I tried going to Start/Accessories/System Tools but IE8 does not appear
    there. I tried disabling the add-ons via Manage Addons--and then got the
    stack overflow line 0 again, plus the message that the site required an
    addon.
    Not clear where I should go from here.
     
  4. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    No problem with CNN.com on my copy of IE 8.

    I can't provide any further help until you complete both troubleshooting
    steps I provided.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    richard wrote:
    > On 2/25/2010 1:09 AM, Leonard Grey wrote:
    >> You neglected to provide even one URL from those "various sites" so
    >> nobody can test it with their copy of IE 8.
    >>
    >> Experience has shown that virtually every problem attributed to Internet
    >> Explorer (and to Firefox) is actually caused by one or more of:
    >> 1- incompatible browser add-ons;
    >> 2- inappropriate configuration settings;
    >> 3- incorrect installation procedures; and
    >> 4- malware.
    >>
    >> To test for incompatible browser add-ons in Internet Explorer 7 and 8,
    >> see if you have the same problem(s) when running Internet Explorer in
    >> 'no add-ons' mode:
    >>
    >> If you have XP: Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools >
    >> Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)
    >>
    >> If you have Vista or 7: Start > type Internet Explorer in the Start
    >> Search box > click Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)
    >>
    >> To test for inappropriate configuration settings, see if you have the
    >> same problem(s) after resetting Internet Explorer to its default
    >> settings:
    >>
    >> "How to Reset Internet Explorer Settings"
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
    >>
    >> Whenever you ask a question about Internet Explorer, please tell us:
    >> * what version of Internet Explorer you are using;
    >> * what version of Windows you are using (with the service pack
    >> number); and
    >> * whether you are using a 32- or 64-bit version of Windows.
    >> If you have not already done so, please be sure to include this
    >> information with your next post.
    >>
    >> ---
    >> Leonard Grey
    >> Errare humanum est
    >>
    >> richard wrote:
    >>> I upgraded from ie6 to ie8 and now have a problem I did not before.
    >>> When browsing to various sites I frequently get a stack overflow line
    >>> 0 pop up.
    >>>
    >>> I am using winXP Pro and have the most recent Java. I can click
    >>> through the warnings, but they are very annoying. Google brought up
    >>> many pages about other folk experiencing the same problem, and no one
    >>> has a workable answer, other than to suggest using FireFox, which I
    >>> now do and have done with no problems.
    >>>
    >>> Perhaps I should have stayed with ie6, which did not experience this
    >>> issue.
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas?

    >
    > An example that always brings up the stack overflow at line 0 is
    > www.cnn.com.
    > I tried going to Start/Accessories/System Tools but IE8 does not appear
    > there. I tried disabling the add-ons via Manage Addons--and then got the
    > stack overflow line 0 again, plus the message that the site required an
    > addon.
    > Not clear where I should go from here.
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "richard" <rmk@wonderland.net> wrote in message
    news:eeA1K3itKHA.4492@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > On 2/25/2010 1:09 AM, Leonard Grey wrote:
    >> You neglected to provide even one URL from those "various sites" so
    >> nobody can test it with their copy of IE 8.
    >>
    >> Experience has shown that virtually every problem attributed to Internet
    >> Explorer (and to Firefox) is actually caused by one or more of:
    >> 1- incompatible browser add-ons;
    >> 2- inappropriate configuration settings;
    >> 3- incorrect installation procedures; and
    >> 4- malware.
    >>
    >> To test for incompatible browser add-ons in Internet Explorer 7 and 8,
    >> see if you have the same problem(s) when running Internet Explorer in
    >> 'no add-ons' mode:
    >>
    >> If you have XP: Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools >
    >> Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)
    >>
    >> If you have Vista or 7: Start > type Internet Explorer in the Start
    >> Search box > click Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)
    >>
    >> To test for inappropriate configuration settings, see if you have the
    >> same problem(s) after resetting Internet Explorer to its default
    >> settings:
    >>
    >> "How to Reset Internet Explorer Settings"
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
    >>
    >> Whenever you ask a question about Internet Explorer, please tell us:
    >> * what version of Internet Explorer you are using;
    >> * what version of Windows you are using (with the service pack number);
    >> and
    >> * whether you are using a 32- or 64-bit version of Windows.
    >> If you have not already done so, please be sure to include this
    >> information with your next post.
    >>
    >> ---
    >> Leonard Grey
    >> Errare humanum est
    >>
    >> richard wrote:
    >>> I upgraded from ie6 to ie8 and now have a problem I did not before.
    >>> When browsing to various sites I frequently get a stack overflow line
    >>> 0 pop up.
    >>>
    >>> I am using winXP Pro and have the most recent Java. I can click
    >>> through the warnings, but they are very annoying. Google brought up
    >>> many pages about other folk experiencing the same problem, and no one
    >>> has a workable answer, other than to suggest using FireFox, which I
    >>> now do and have done with no problems.
    >>>
    >>> Perhaps I should have stayed with ie6, which did not experience this
    >>> issue.
    >>>
    >>> Any ideas?

    >
    > An example that always brings up the stack overflow at line 0 is
    > www.cnn.com.
    > I tried going to Start/Accessories/System Tools but IE8 does not appear
    > there. I tried disabling the add-ons via Manage Addons--and then got the
    > stack overflow line 0 again, plus the message that the site required an
    > addon.
    > Not clear where I should go from here.




    Use Start > Run and enter

    iexplore.exe -extoff

    That will run in "no add-ons" mode. There are a whole load of add-ons that
    load that don't show up in manage add-ons.

    If that doesn't fix it, try resetting IE. If this works, then you've got
    something else that was hooking into IE, possibly a virus scanner, that is
    causing the problem.

    --
    Dan
     
  6. richard

    richard Flightless Bird

    On 2/25/2010 11:16 AM, Dan wrote:
    >
    > "richard" <rmk@wonderland.net> wrote in message
    > news:eeA1K3itKHA.4492@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> On 2/25/2010 1:09 AM, Leonard Grey wrote:
    >>> You neglected to provide even one URL from those "various sites" so
    >>> nobody can test it with their copy of IE 8.
    >>>
    >>> Experience has shown that virtually every problem attributed to Internet
    >>> Explorer (and to Firefox) is actually caused by one or more of:
    >>> 1- incompatible browser add-ons;
    >>> 2- inappropriate configuration settings;
    >>> 3- incorrect installation procedures; and
    >>> 4- malware.
    >>>
    >>> To test for incompatible browser add-ons in Internet Explorer 7 and 8,
    >>> see if you have the same problem(s) when running Internet Explorer in
    >>> 'no add-ons' mode:
    >>>
    >>> If you have XP: Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools >
    >>> Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)
    >>>
    >>> If you have Vista or 7: Start > type Internet Explorer in the Start
    >>> Search box > click Internet Explorer (No Add-Ons)
    >>>
    >>> To test for inappropriate configuration settings, see if you have the
    >>> same problem(s) after resetting Internet Explorer to its default
    >>> settings:
    >>>
    >>> "How to Reset Internet Explorer Settings"
    >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
    >>>
    >>> Whenever you ask a question about Internet Explorer, please tell us:
    >>> * what version of Internet Explorer you are using;
    >>> * what version of Windows you are using (with the service pack
    >>> number); and
    >>> * whether you are using a 32- or 64-bit version of Windows.
    >>> If you have not already done so, please be sure to include this
    >>> information with your next post.
    >>>
    >>> ---
    >>> Leonard Grey
    >>> Errare humanum est
    >>>
    >>> richard wrote:
    >>>> I upgraded from ie6 to ie8 and now have a problem I did not before.
    >>>> When browsing to various sites I frequently get a stack overflow line
    >>>> 0 pop up.
    >>>>
    >>>> I am using winXP Pro and have the most recent Java. I can click
    >>>> through the warnings, but they are very annoying. Google brought up
    >>>> many pages about other folk experiencing the same problem, and no one
    >>>> has a workable answer, other than to suggest using FireFox, which I
    >>>> now do and have done with no problems.
    >>>>
    >>>> Perhaps I should have stayed with ie6, which did not experience this
    >>>> issue.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any ideas?

    >>
    >> An example that always brings up the stack overflow at line 0 is
    >> www.cnn.com.
    >> I tried going to Start/Accessories/System Tools but IE8 does not
    >> appear there. I tried disabling the add-ons via Manage Addons--and
    >> then got the stack overflow line 0 again, plus the message that the
    >> site required an addon.
    >> Not clear where I should go from here.

    >
    >
    >
    > Use Start > Run and enter
    >
    > iexplore.exe -extoff
    >
    > That will run in "no add-ons" mode. There are a whole load of add-ons
    > that load that don't show up in manage add-ons.
    >
    > If that doesn't fix it, try resetting IE. If this works, then you've got
    > something else that was hooking into IE, possibly a virus scanner, that
    > is causing the problem.
    >


    Thanks for the response. Running with no add-ons did not help. I also
    disabled my virus protection (Microsoft Client)--did not help. It seems
    that it is only www.cnn.com that consistently produces the overflow. Cnn
    is my home page and the overflow does not happen when ie first starts up
    at that site--but if I go to other sites and then click on the home
    icon, the overflow notice appears as cnn.com is opening.
    Truly mystifying.
     
  7. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "richard" <rmk@wonderland.net> wrote in message
    news:eeA1K3itKHA.4492@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...

    > An example that always brings up the stack overflow at line 0 is
    > www.cnn.com.


    FWIW I get

    Message: 'cnnContentType' is undefined
    Line: 132
    Char: 1
    Code: 0
    URI: http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/js/3.0/s_code.js

    so it looks as if there are some coding errors on the site.


    > I tried going to Start/Accessories/System Tools but IE8 does not appear
    > there. I tried disabling the add-ons via Manage Addons--and then got the
    > stack overflow line 0 again, plus the message that the site required an
    > addon.


    > Not clear where I should go from here.



    Try using IE8's built-in script debugger? E.g. press F12 and click Script,
    then Start Debugging. ; )

    Then notify the web master what you find. <eg>


    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---
     
  8. pmarziano

    pmarziano Flightless Bird

    Hi All,

    I'm a Help Desk Engineer and ran into this issue tonight on the job. The "Stack overflow at line: 0" issue was resolved by reinstalling Adobe Flash Player on a user's PC who had been receiving this message in IE7 using Windows XP, and browsing to CNN.com. Please attempt reinstalling adobe flash by browsing to Adobe and clicking Get Flash Player. Follow each prompt for installation, and test going to any websites which were giving you issues. Hope this helps, and please let everyone know if it does.

    Thanks,
    -Pete
     
  9. jerseygirl

    jerseygirl Flightless Bird

    To fix the stack overflow, uninstall Flash and reinstall it.

    Jersey:biggrin:
     
  10. ealgumby

    ealgumby Flightless Bird

    Uninstall Ask toolbar. It may be added when installing other software (e.g. Glary Utilities).

    The Ask toolbar is designed/installed for IE, so Firefox, Chrome, et al do not see this issue; it's not because of some inherent fault in IE.

    Flash, Java, etc, updates, while probably nice to have, will likely not fix this problem.
     
  11. uberscooter

    uberscooter Flightless Bird

    I had the same problem with stack overflow at line 0 (Exact: stack overflow at line: 0). It also happened only on www.cnn.com.

    I just installed windows 7 on an older laptop (2gb ram, 2 ghz centrino) and it has Internet Explorer 8, naturally.

    When I followed the instructions to uninstall ADOBE FLASH and reinstall, it worked fine, thereafter.

    I did restart the computer after the uninstall just to be sure---then, installed FLASH again.

    Works now.
     
  12. ealgumby

    ealgumby Flightless Bird

    Removing the Ask toolbar *may* solve your problem … here’s what happened to me:
    I have four Dells: Dimension E521, OptiPlex 760, OptiPlex SX280, and Latitude C840 laptop. All have the latest OS (XP SP3), Flash, and Java updates. However, one of them (the E521) exhibited the stack overflow problem, while none of the others did. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling Flash and Java as suggested here and other places, together and in conjunction, with and without reboots in between, in any combination thereof, to no avail. That’s when I decided to look at the add-ons. Immediately I noted the E521 was the only one with the Ask toolbar installed, so I deleted it (don’t like it anyway). Voila, problem solved, and didn’t even require a reboot. Posted my solution here, and didn’t give it another thought.
    Then I received a loaner laptop at work for a trip last week (Dell Latitude D620), fresh from IT rebuilt with latest versions of all software. So of course, you guessed it, same darn problem.
    Well, I immediately figured I knew how to fix it … uh, maybe not. No Ask toolbar, so there must be something else, perhaps a different add-on. Hmm.
    Now I’m just not sure what to say … I no longer have the machine to examine, and I did not have admin rights anyway, so unfortunately I can’t tinker. However, it appears there’s more to this issue than I had thought.
     

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