Windows Script Host provides scripting abilities like batch files but includes many more features. It can be used manually by a user as well as created by the operating system to automate the flow of operations on a computer. There are many Script Errors that can take place with this process. They are usually as follows:
Script: <PATH of the VBS Script>
Error: The description of the error – The systemcannot find the file specified
Source: Source of the error.
Windows Script Host error on Windows 11/10 startup
We will be taking a look at the following fixes to get rid of the Windows Script Host errors on Windows 11/10-
- Use System File Checker.
- Scan computer for malware.
- Set the default value for the .vbs key.
- Troubleshoot in Clean Boot State
- Repair Install Windows 11/10.
1] Use System File Checker
Restart your system after the scan is completed.
You can also use our freeware FixWin to Run the System File Checker utility with a click.
2] Scan computer for malware
One of the reasons why people get this issue is because of malware. If your computer is infected by malware, you may see a Can not find script file message box appear. Scan your computer with your antivirus software. You may also use a second opinion malware scanner.
Even though most of us may have antivirus software installed on our Windows computer, there may be times of doubt, where you might want a second opinion. While one can always visit online antivirus scanners from well-known security software to scan one’s PC, some prefer to have a standalone on-demand antivirus scanner installed locally. At such times you may use these on-demand antivirus scanners.
Run the scan at Boot time or in Safe Mode for best results.
3] Set the default value for the .vbs key
Hit the WIN+R button combination to launch the Run utility, type in regedit and hit Enter. Once Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key-
Double-click on the (Default) string and change its Value data to VBSFile.
4] Troubleshoot in Clean Boot State
A Clean Boot is used to diagnose and later troubleshoot issues with your system. During a Clean Boot, we start the system with a minimal number of drivers and startup programs which helps isolate the cause with interfering software. Once you have booted in the Clean Boot State, check if the problem persists.
- If it does not then there is some third-party process interfering with its proper functioning. Enable one process after another and see which process makes the problem appear. Thus you can find the offender.
- If the problem does not disappear, then you may need to use the Reset This PC option.
5] Repair Install Windows 11/10
You can also try to Repair Install your copy of Windows and that should be a good candidate to resolve your issues. Use installation media to do this.
Hope this helps!
See this post if Windows Script Host access is disabled on your machine.