Problem:I am receiving the vbscript error "Invalid Character 800A0408 compilation error at Line 1 Char 1" while running a vbscript file which contains following code (this is just a sample code).
Option Explicit Dim strUser strUser = "Morgan" WScript.Echo "Hello ! " & strUser Wscript.QuitI have received below error:
Script: C:\Test.vbs Line: 1 Char: 1 Error: Invalid character Code: 800A0408 Source: Microsoft VBScript compilation error
Fix/Solution:This issue was occurs due to the Encoding method UTF-8 which I used to save the .vbs file. We should use the Encoding method ANSI to save .vbs file. Follow the below steps to fix this issue:
1. Open the vbscript file in Notepad
2. Go to File and click "Save as"
3. Under the file name, you will see a drop down menu for Encoding. Choose ANSI.
4. Save the file.