Fixed the problem by doing the following.
Right clicked the shortcut icon for IE next to the Start button, chose Properties, Shortcut box, changed the box choice of the run category from whatever is listed to "maximized". Press apply. Press ok. Now opens in a full screen.
I don't know how it got changed from maximized to begin with, but now all is better.
Edited by TMacK, 02 October 2007 - 03:53 PM.
Mod Edit: Post moved to correct topic~ TMacK