Black toolbars on ie8

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Old 04-04-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
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I have loaded ie8 several times, probably 5, and it works fine for a day or two and then the toolbars turn black and I can't read the titles on the toolbars. I am running xp sp3, my graphics card is up to date, Radeon X600. Someone mentioned that maybe the graphic card was not up to date. I had no problem with ie7 and can go back, but would prefer ie8. Thanks. d
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:26 AM   #2
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I have the same problem, black toolbars. The only way to fix it is to re-install IE8.

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Old 04-21-2009, 11:13 AM   #3
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I was able to restore the toolbars to their proper color by changing the theme to windows classic and then back to my modified theme. It’s working for now. You can change the theme by going to the control panel or by right clicking on the desktop => properties.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:01 AM   #4
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Seem to have found a fix on M$ support website. Installed fix and toolbars are restored. If they disappear again I will report.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962963
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Thanks for the link Scherry! I applied the fix.

Strange thing is I haven’t had the problem since I toggled the theme between classic and my modified theme. In the pass when the problem occurred I had to re-install IE8 to fix it.

Thanks again!
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:04 PM   #6
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FYI: this was a temporay fix... my toolbar is black again.

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Seem to have found a fix on M$ support website. Installed fix and toolbars are restored. If they disappear again I will report.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962963
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:45 AM   #7
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Seem to have found a fix on M$ support website. Installed fix and toolbars are restored. If they disappear again I will report.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962963
I applied this fix, nothing changed for me
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I applied this fix, nothing changed for me
It only worked intermittently for me so I finally deleted 8 and reverted to IE7. Sorry I didn't post sooner.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:57 AM   #9
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Lucky you, wish I had black a toolbar...
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:25 AM   #10
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Open services, change themes service to disabled or manual start.

i thought i had it disabled already.. but at least its fixed now
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:22 AM   #11
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Try to reset the IE to default settings by going to Tools meny >Internet Properties > Advanced > Click Reset.


Hope your issue will be resolved...
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