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IE8 browser page . . .

by Coryphaeus / September 3, 2011 8:18 AM PDT

has lost toolbars in wife's laptop running XP Pro SP3. Note the picture

http://www.wayne2.net/ie.jpg

See the toolbars that are blacked out? It's also happened on my desktop. I unstalled IE8 and reverted to IE7. Looks perfect. I reinstalled IE8 and the blank areas are back.

IE is pissing me off.

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The same happened
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 4, 2011 7:33 AM PDT
In reply to: IE8 browser page . . .

on 'both' computers?

That would suggest two things to me, malware attack that spread on the home network, or some display settings change that doesn't work with IE8.

Your display settings are, er.. unusual anyway, but the image you gave seems to show some color conflict in menu bars. In that image I can see the Home button, (the little house), is on a black background, but there seems to be some sort of background behind that. Is there a theme here somewhere?

Mark

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by Coryphaeus / September 4, 2011 9:44 AM PDT
In reply to: The same happened

In that small area you can see the desktop wallpaper. The black area is just that, black. It's like the page doesn't fill correctly. Even the Tool bar items are blacked out.

My IE8 on my desktop is working correctly right now. But hers is as the picture shows.

I have my server and my laptop that are showing correctly. So, one out of four PCs running XP Pro SP3 and IE8 is showing that picture.

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