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Browsers Display Sites Incorrectly

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#1 forrestmage


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 11:15 AM

Hi! I'm having a problem with browsers displaying sites correctly. I get the same results with IE6, IE7, and Firefox2, haven't tried any others. I believe the problem to be in the registry as the person with this laptop before me messed with the registry (and didn't make a clean back-up). First the problem: It seems to be that all websites are given a white background rather than using the background that the site's code specifies. It also does this to mouse-hover tips. It also seams to "bleach out" anything in the outer borders (mostly ads but not always). The mouse over tips may be displayed in a transparent mode as it mangles the underlying text with the mouse over text so I can't read anything. As an example, take a look at www.worldofwarcraft.com and you will see a mostly black background and surrounding border. Also you will see links on both sides of the main "news" section. I can't see those links- it's all white. I don't see the main World of Warcraft graphic at the top- it's white. All I see is the "news" section. I can email screenshots if needed.

What I have tried: I tried resetting IE to default settings. I ran a Windows recovery, and also re-installed windows (without wiping data). I know I could wipe the whole thing but would rather not. I tried restoring to the earliest restore point available and got nothing. I replaced my i386 folder with the one on the windows install disk, and it didn't help. I ran multiple anti-virus apps (online and installed including Microsoft one care) as well as Spy-bot and Ad-Aware. I ran a registry tune up (RegScrubXP) and it "fixed" almost 200 entries but didn't affect my display problem. I've tried Googling an answer and haven't found anyone with my problem :thumbsup:

It's definitely annoying .and any help would be appreciated, thanks, aaron

Edit: I also tried registering the mshtml.dll and it failed with message "mshtml.dll was loaded but the Dllregisterserver entry point was not found"

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Edited by forrestmage, 15 April 2008 - 11:23 AM.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 11:30 AM

Hello forrestmage, Welcome to Bleeping Computer :thumbsup:

Hoping this is not a registry issue, please try the steps outlined in Firefoxes Websites Look Wrong.

Report back and we'll trouble shoot from there.
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#3 forrestmage

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:05 PM

I'll be tickled pink.... at first none of that stuff was working until I ran into a step that had me uncheck the "use high contrast" checkbox in accessibility. That's all it was apparently.... I never would have though of that. Thanks!!!!!

P.S. this site is the shizzzz!!! I'll try to lend some tips too!

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