My browser looks weird, any idea why?

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  1. camelia

    camelia Registered Member

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    Hi


    My IE 8 looks weird

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    Any idea what is the problem?

    Windows XP SP3, IE 8, avast! Pro Antivirus 8.0, Outpost Firewall Pro 8, Sandboxie 3.76, Deep Freeze 7 Enterprise (Latest Version, Not Trial Version).

    Thank in advance for any help you can provide me

    Came
     
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    I've seen that before but haven't used 8 in so long it is difficult to remember how I fixed it. Assuming you have rebooted to make sure it is a persistent problem, try resetting the toolbars to see if that clears it up. Also make sure you have the most up to date graphics driver.
     
  3. stapp

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    Go to Services.

    Stop the "theme" service

    Change the startup to "manual"
     
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    That does bring back some memories... Have you recently changed from one of the "XP" themes to the classic one? If you don't want to stop the service entirely you could try changing between themes and see if that fixes it.
     
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    Hello Came,

    This is typical issue with Windows XP and IE8. I have seen it numerous times.
    I too would suggest what has already been written (resetting IE, Themes services, etc). If it does not work, try to reinstall the whole browser.

    In addition, I would like to reminder you and everybody else that Windows XP is very old operating system which is too old for the modern understanding of technology. Windows XP's code has been started in 1999 (do you remember how diffirent life and technology were back in 1999?). Windows XP lacks many important new features (including many important security features) and is vulnerable to many attacks compared new OS versions. The vendor (Microsoft) dumps supports and officially says Goodbye next year in April 2014. I stronly recommend you upgrade to newer OS version (Win 7 or Win8 ) and/or think of new machine. :thumb:
     
  7. camelia

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    Thank you masters, ok... step by step

    How do I go to Services?

    TIA

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  8. WSFuser

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    Easiest way to to the Start Menu and type in "services". You can just run services.msc.
     
  9. stapp

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    In XP just do Start then click where it says Run.

    Then type in services.msc and press okay.
     
  10. siljaline

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    Tweaking Services for a Browser irregularity ? It must be Sunday :D

    If you could be slightly more specific as to how it's behaving now as in what it is doing or not doing compared to a few days ago.

    There is always MS Answers.
     
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  13. camelia

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    Thank you

    This Fix the problem :D
     
  14. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    Tell us what toolbars you have installed - if any. Windows Blinds perhaps ?
    Other items you have not told us about. Windows Services is not something to be messed with unless you absolutely have to.
    Your O/S is - and why are you running such an old Browser :D
     

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  15. camelia

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    No toolbars, and I running IE8 because is my test machine

    Thank you
    Came
     
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