IE8 (64bit) & IE8 flickers black when loading and links are clicke

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Lizbeth, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Lizbeth

    Lizbeth Guest

    I'm on a week old new HP computer with Windows 7 Home Premium(64bit)/AMD
    Athlon II 620 Quad-Core Processor. Can anyone tell me why IE8-64bit and IE8
    flashes black when it loads? Then as you click on links it continues to
    flash black as it loads the page. It's very annoying, it just seems so
    unstable. (Firefox does not do this) I seem to prefer IE more than Firefox
    so I'd like to fix this. I have not done a restore as I'm not sure when this
    started.
    Thank you for any help you can give me. I hope this question is in the
    right place and have provided enough info. I've always gotten great answers
    here before, Thanks.
     
    Lizbeth, Jan 3, 2010
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  2. Lizbeth

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Did your computer behave this way from the very first day? If so, you
    have a warranty issue with the vendor. If not:

    Do you have the same experience when you start Internet Explorer from
    the 'no add-ons' icon?

    Start > type Internet Explorer in the Start Search box > click Internet
    Explorer (No Add-Ons)

    Do you have the same experience after you have reset Internet Explorer
    settings?

    "How to Reset Internet Explorer Settings"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

    Problems with Internet Explorer can also be caused by by malicious
    software ('malware') that you have unwittingly installed on your computer.
     
    Leonard Grey, Jan 3, 2010
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  3. PA Bear [MS MVP], Jan 3, 2010
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  4. Lizbeth

    rob^_^ Guest

    Hi Liz,

    Tools>Internet Options - General tab, Colors button. check "Use Windows
    Colors" or

    Accessibility button (General tab), uncheck "Ignore colors specified on web
    pages" or

    You are using a High Contrast Desktop Theme. (right click on the desktop and
    select Properties (or Personalize for Vista and Win7) from the context menu
    to change/customize your Windows Desktop theme (these settings also apply to
    IE windows.)



    Regards.
     
    rob^_^, Jan 3, 2010
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  5. Lizbeth

    Lizbeth Guest

    Sorry I'm just now thanking you for your suggestions. None of them worked
    for me though.

    I finally ended up calling HP (in the Philippines...grrr, our jobs) who was
    quite helpful (to my surprise). She went thru my computer and tried various
    things to no avail. She suggested I do a re-install (I guess that is what
    you call it) of my OS. She helped me save what I needed to save (emails,
    etc, didn't have much) and stayed with me the whole time. Since then I've
    had none of the problems mentioned in my first post. I've NOT d/loaded any
    MS updates tho and am kinda scared to, but I will make a system restore point
    before I d/load any of them.

    Again, thank you all for your responses.

    Liz
     
    Lizbeth, Jan 10, 2010
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  6. Lizbeth

    Lizbeth Guest

    Sorry I'm just now thanking you for your suggestions. None of them worked
    for me though.

    I finally ended up calling HP (in the Philippines...grrr, our jobs) who was
    quite helpful (to my surprise). She went thru my computer and tried various
    things to no avail. She suggested I do a re-install (I guess that is what
    you call it) of my OS. She helped me save what I needed to save (emails,
    etc, didn't have much) and stayed with me the whole time. Since then I've
    had none of the problems mentioned in my first post. I've NOT d/loaded any
    MS updates tho and am kinda scared to, but I will make a system restore point
    before I d/load any of them.

    Again, thank you all for your responses.

    Liz
     
    Lizbeth, Jan 11, 2010
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  7. Lizbeth

    Lizbeth Guest

    Sorry I'm just now thanking you for your suggestions. None of them worked
    for me though.

    I finally ended up calling HP (in the Philippines...grrr, our jobs) who was
    quite helpful (to my surprise). She went thru my computer and tried various
    things to no avail. She suggested I do a re-install (I guess that is what
    you call it) of my OS. She helped me save what I needed to save (emails,
    etc, didn't have much) and stayed with me the whole time. Since then I've
    had none of the problems mentioned in my first post. I've NOT d/loaded any
    MS updates tho and am kinda scared to, but I will make a system restore point
    before I d/load any of them.

    Again, thank you all for your responses.

    Liz
     
    Lizbeth, Jan 11, 2010
    #7
  8. Lizbeth

    WMB Guest

    A word of advice, if you are satisfied with your new computer after HP's
    help, get Acronis True Image and an External HD and back up (image) your
    current Computer configuration.
     
    WMB, Jan 17, 2010
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  9. Lizbeth

    FiOS-Dave Guest

    Go to the HP website and make sure you have the latest video driver(s.)
    Sometimes, the MS supplied drivers are generic and don't account for
    the special features of your particular computer.
    Good luck!

    Dave
     
    FiOS-Dave, Jan 20, 2010
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