When you open a page on a Microsoft SharePoint site, you get the following message:

Stop running this script?

If you are using Internet Explorer 8.0 or earlier, this message can occur if the page includes several controls, such as text boxes and buttons. Controls are rendered on a page by running scripts. Because some scripts may take too long to run, Internet Explorer sometimes prompts you to decide whether you want to continue to run the slow script.

To continue viewing the page as a user

  • Do one of the following:

    • Choose the No button to continue to run the script. This is the recommended option to ensure all content will appear on the page.
    • Choose the Yes button to stop running the script. If you select this option, some content might not appear on the page.

To reduce the frequency of the message as an administrator

  • Reconfigure Internet Explorer, as described in the Knowledge Base Article 175500 at Microsoft Support website at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=251221.

    You can also minimize the occurrence of this message, and improve performance at the same time, by upgrading to Internet Explorer 9.0 or Internet Explorer 10.0.