Quick update to the above. I have now solved the problem by switching to FireFox instead of IE8.
Since updating to IE8, I have had to reformat my hard drive due to issues and now stop using it because of more problems.
I would have thought a huge organisation like Microsoft would have made sure these sort of issues were solved before release.
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