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Windows XP SP3, Internet Explorer 8. All of a sudden my tool bars are black instead of grey. What happened and how can I correct it

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  • g_wessely Jul 29, 2010

    It's just the tool bars that are black, not the whole colour scheme

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To change the appearance, you need to right click anywhere on your Desktop's Area, and choose Properties. Then click on the Appearance tab. Then choose from the dropdown buttons what color scheme you want to use. Click Ok and thats' it.

Please let me know how this goes.

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  • g_wessely Jul 30, 2010

    The problem is not the desktop background, it is the IE. When I click on the Explorer it comes up normally the background is the normal blueish grey but the toolbars and menue bars have a black background with a green frame around them. Everything else is normal.

  • g_wessely Jul 30, 2010

    I solved the problem myself. I was running the appearance in windows classis mode. It occured to me, why not go back to Wnidows XP mode. I did and there was no problem. I went back to windows classic mode and ta ta the problem was gone. Everything appeared normal.

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For that go to start menu->control panel->display ->property->appearance ->3d object then select color gray then apply and check . Also uninstall any software for change color from control panel->add remove programs if installed. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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Is windows internet explorer 8 the same as microsoft internet explorer 8


Restoring Computer to earlier state is the best solution. Only update the Internet explorer by using online updates that is downloaded from Microsoft website. WebRepOverall ratingThis site has no rating(not enough votes)

Also try to update the drivers that control your PC.

If problem still occurs then use system utility tool PCFresher that will fix windows internal errors and will fix corrupt registry errors.

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Removing IE 8


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INTERNET EXPLORER 8 CANNOT INSTALL IN WIN XP SP2


IF INTERNET EXPLORER 8 CANNOT INSTALL IN YOUR WINDOWS XP SP2. THEN U CAN INSTALL IT AFTER INSTALLING "WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe" (search from google download from microsoft site. the file is of 316MB.) AFTER INSTALLING THIS YOU CAN INSTALL INTERNET EXPLORER 8. IT WILL ALSO UPDATE YOUR WINDOWS FROM SP2 TO SP3

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My tool bar is black with no text just the icons where some things should be. i am tired of restoring my system to correct the problem. any other solutions?


Can you go to File at the top most left bar of the Internet Explorer. Go to View tab and then check Address Bar because you might have hid it by accident

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I want to know on how to uninstall IE8 on my computer i am running a windows XP service pack 3. I just want to install a fresh copy of IE8 . . . . .


Hi josephc_agni,

You cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 8 if it is set as not removable. This occurs if you install Internet Explorer 8 before you install Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Windows XP. If this scenario applies to you, then you must uninstall SP3 before you can uninstall Internet Explorer 8.

To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps:
  1. Close all programs.
  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. In the list of currently installed programs, click Windows Internet Explorer 8, and then click Remove.

    NOTE: If Windows Internet Explorer 8 does not appear in the list of installed updates, try the alternative step given below.
  5. Follow the instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 8.
  6. When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer.
ALTERNATIVE STEP:

To uninstall Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps:
  1. Carefully select and then copy the following command: %windir%\ie8\spuninst\spuninst.exe
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type Cmd.exe, and then press ENTER.
  4. Right-click inside the Cmd.exe window, and then click Paste to paste the command that you copied in step 1.
  5. Press ENTER to uninstall Internet Explorer 8.
  6. When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer.

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Here are the steps to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 Beta from the computer:
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1) Click on Start, click on my computer.
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3. Click the View tab.
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5. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide Protected Operating System files (recommended) check box, and then click OK.
3) Double click on the folder “ie8′.
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5) Double click on the executable “spuninst.exe”.
Follow the prompts and then click on “Finish” to restart the computer.
Your Internet Explorer will roll back to the previous version (IE7 or IE6).

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If you have problem, let me know.
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1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode?

=> Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet
Explorer (No add-ons).

Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 &
IE8 in all OSS]
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
in the background when you installed IE8?

4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it)?
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Click Start
Click Control Panel
Click Classic View
Click Add/Remove Programs
Select IE8
Click Uninstall

Then, IE6 or IE7 will be reactivated.
Access Windows Update, and re-install IE8.

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