i keep getting the script error problem every time i try using polygon to raster tool in ArcGIS 10.1. Please help me how I can solve this?

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You are describing a problem that has often plagued me, although not for a while.

It has been discussed in a Knowledge Base Technical Article entitled:

Problem: On some systems, running any Geoprocessing tool in ArcToolbox results in Microsoft Script Errors and the tool dialog box appears blank

Two solutions/workarounds are offered there:

  • Uninstall the offending software, such as FireRMS or EDO.
  • Reregister the msxml3.dll file located in the C:\windows\system32 folder by doing the following:

    1. Type CMD in the run window to bring up the command window.

    2. Type regsvr32 C:\windows\system32\msxml3.dll and press Enter.

I cannot endorse or dismiss the advice above because the way I work around it is simply to close and restart ArcMap. Invariably I can then open the same tool that a few minutes earlier would not open.

If all else fails then it should be noted that the asker of this question commented that an uninstall/reinstall of ArcGIS for Desktop resolved this problem but I have never needed to do that to resolve this.

One user here has seen the same error come from ModelBuilder in What causes ModelBuilder error occurred in script on this page MdDlgContent.htm? but I have not seen it come from ModelBuilder.

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