I've searched on here and found one thread that doesn't cure my problem. black toolbar in IE8
Sometimes when I startup IE8 the toolbar is black. I've Googled for this problem but nothing cures it. They say open Control Panel - Accessibility Options and go to the Display Tab there will be a Small Check box with says Use High Contrast. The screen will go black then untick the Check box and it will go back to normal. You have to change the Appearance colours back afterwards. This cures the IE8 toolbar for a few days then it comes back again.
Any permanent solutions available apart from FireFox? I have IE8 on my Vista laptop and runs ok everytime, apart from it crashed regularly.
The other problem is I fitted a new 2TB hard drive 3 months ago, everything install ok and worked. Now I've used Outlook Express for many years as my main email apps and its always worked properly. Sometimes I add these animated smilies just as a bit of fun. You click in Insert - Picture browse for the gif and it adds it to the email. When I tried it a few days ago when you click on Insert - Picture it just shows a white window with nothing in it (see attachment).
I know Outlook Express is install with IE so I tried to reinstall IE8. It get part way through then I get a BSOD saying.
STOP: 0x000000c2 (0x00000050,0xE1CD2000,0x00000CD2,0x0A000000)
Doing a physical memory dump. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944904
I restart and IE doesn't work so I have to do a system restore to get it back. When it starts back up it wants to send an error report to M$ I click OK but it can't find the mini dump file. I've run a memtest86 all night but no errors show up, 4GB RAM.
Any ideas how to fix the Outlook Express white screen?