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IE8 Displays Websites Incorrectly


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Internet Explorer 8 displays some websites incorrectly. They are formatted incorrectly and jumbled with text stacked. The compatibility mode is turned on and no change. All has been working fine for over a year. This problem started today after I had downloaded and executed CCleaner v3.03.1366 which cleaned registery, temp files. I don't know if CCleaner has anything to do with this IE8 problem. Also, having problem with homepage (foxnews.com) refreshing with garbage when it automatically refreshes - happens about 50% of the time - this started a couple of days ago. One more trouble spot with IE8 which started at same time as refresh problem -- when I start IE8 somes comes up with an error screen which says "Unable to Download from / www.foxnews.com" followed by words along the line of "you cannot download from this site". Error message goes away after 3rd or 4th try to execute IE8. I installed FireFox to see if any problems with that and that performs fine.

If you recommend that unstall & reinstall IE8 do I lose my favorite list of websites? How do I backup favorite list?

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit and it is up-to-date; Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600@2.40GHz; ATI Radeon HD 2600 AT

Thanks in advance....Dave

Edited by 56FordF100, 28 January 2011 - 06:52 PM.

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Have you tried using Windows' "System Restore" to roll Windows back to a couple of days ago when your computer was functioning correctly?


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I just did a checkpoint restore to 12/30/10 and there was no change so I undid the restore. Attached is a screenshot of the error message that I receive somestimes when I am using IE8. When I reply to the message, IE8 closes. The garbage in the background is what I receive sometimes when IE8 refreshes my homepage(foxnews.com). I also receive this message sometimes when I attempt to start IE8 and it normally goes away after I attempt to start IE8 3 or 4 times.

Dave[attachment=47527:download error message -- this happened on a refresh of website.png]
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I just did a checkpoint restore to 12/30/10 and there was no change so I undid the restore. Attached is a screenshot of the error message that I receive somestimes when I am using IE8. When I reply to the message, IE8 closes. The garbage in the background is what I receive sometimes when IE8 refreshes my homepage(foxnews.com). I also receive this message sometimes when I attempt to start IE8 and it normally goes away after I attempt to start IE8 3 or 4 times.

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I just went to Windows 7 control panel and turned off IE8. After restart, I turned IE8 back on and it is doing the same old crap. It appears IE8 is corrupted. Since IE8 is part of Windows 7, how do I get rid of the IE8 that I have installed and install a new IE8? OR do I install IE9 Beta?

Edited by 56FordF100, 29 January 2011 - 09:20 AM.

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I disabled all IE8 add-ons and had same results. I then reset IE8 settings to default & that appears to have worked -- at least the web sites are displaying normal without being jumbled and no text overlays. I have not received that download error message BUT it might be to soon to tell.

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Resetting IE8 settings to default also failed. I just found web sites that are still jumbled, text overlayed etc and that download error message just popped up 8 times when I attempted to start IE8. Ugly problem!

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I gave up on finding a resolution for IE 8. I downloaded and installed IE 9 Beta. It's been two hours and home page is refreshing normally, all web sites are formatted correctly as they should be, and I have not received that ugly download error message.

Wish me luck!!

Dave
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Good luck! :D
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