JavaScript becomes disabled - HELP!!

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Subject: JavaScript becomes disabled - HELP!!
Posted by:  bdur… (BDurst)
Date: 2 Sep 2003

I am experiencing a strange problem with one of my intranet systems
and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what the
problem might be.

There are several hundred people that use the system.  They use IE 6
to communicate with a database and print reports.  Everything was
working fine up until about 2 or 3 weeks ago.  Now when anyone uses
the system for a while, JavaScript apparently becomes disabled on the
PC they are using.  JavaScript code apparently does nothing in either
my system or any outside websites.  The browser behaves exactly the
same as if Active Scripting was disabled in the IE security settings.

When the PC is rebooted, JavaScript works fine for awhile and then
experiences the error again.  I have been unable to duplicate the
error by going through all the functions of my web app so I am not
sure what exactly is causing the problem.

Does anyone have a clue as to what might be going on here?  As an
added detail - we are undergoing a large PC replacement project in our
hospital.  This JavaScript problem did not happen until after the PCs
had been replaced.  The PCs had been in place for some time before I
heard of any problems so it is hard to determine if this coincides.

System Details

Browser: Internet Explorer 6.0
Web pages are a mix of JavaScript, ASP, HTML, DHTML and VBScript
Database: Oracle
Reporting: Crystal Reports Web Reporting Engine 6.0

I greatly appreciate any help/suggestions/wild ideas that anyone can