Menu bar blacked out on Win XP

  zant 17:39 PM 20 Feb 13

Sometimes wnen I load IE8 which defaults to Google home page the menu bar is blacked out. Rebooting my computer will sometimes fix it. Can some advise please.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:49 PM 20 Feb 13

Uninstall and reinstall IE8

  rdave13 18:28 PM 20 Feb 13

Click start, control panel, administrative tools, services. That brings up the "Services" list. Scroll down to "themes", single click it. Click the "stop" option, double click "themes" which opens a new window. Change "automatic" to "manual". From here.

  zant 19:07 PM 20 Feb 13

Thanks Fruit Bat & rdave.

I hace carried out the rdave mod, it seems ok at the moment so will give it a day or so.


  zant 19:10 PM 20 Feb 13

Thanks Fruit Bat & rdave,

Have tried rdaves mod first and so far all seems ok so will monitor for a day or so.


  zant 14:26 PM 26 Feb 13

Hi rdave,

Thanks for info sent to me on 20 April. IE8 has ran ok since carrying out the mods you advised. Much appreciated.


  rdave13 22:55 PM 26 Feb 13

Glad it's sorted and thanks for the feedback.


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