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IE 8 Going Topless

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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 10:54 PM
I'm having trouble with Internet Explorer on another machine.

When I open IE8, it is fine for half a second and then the top portion of the screen including all navigation bars and the frame of IE8 itself scrolls upward out of site. I lose control of the browser. Fortunately I can close it by hitting Alt-F4, but I can't use the machine on the web. Everything else works fine, offline.

This happened shortly after I inadvertently tried to view an ATS thread without logging in first.

I have run AVG and Malwarebytes and found nothing. I'm thinking that somehow a script may have been introduced onto the computer to change the registry setting that determines the top border of the page in IE8. Am I on the right track here? Is there a default registry setting that I could locate and reset, or is the problem something else entirely?

As usual, any help appreciated.

I am aware of Firefox, Opera etc., but would prefer to work through this problem. I have tried System Restore but the restore point from last month has disappeared.

[edit on 3-12-2009 by ipsedixit]

posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 03:15 PM
I had similar problems with IE7 when, for some reason, it was using too much memory, more that 500 or 600MB.

Did that happened in similar conditions?

posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 03:05 PM
reply to post by ArMaP

You might be on the right track. I had very little space on my drive just before this occurred and remember getting messages about Windows trying to increase the amount of "Virtual Memory".

In the intervening time I did clear space on the drive. I think I'll try to use IE again and see what happens. Thanks for the tip.

Space on the hard drive wasn't the problem. I'm going to run AdAware and SpyBot S&D on the machine. I think though that unless I can suss out the problem in the registry, that I will have to re-install IE8 or do a "repair install" of the OS.

Such is life on the internet. Fortunately I have other computers and firmly believe in the first law of computing: "Redundancy is king."

[edit on 7-12-2009 by ipsedixit]

posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 04:28 AM
I seem to have fixed the problem. I went into Control Panel/Settings/Display and changed the resolution and DPI setting of the monitor. When I restarted the computer, IE 8 functioned normally, but looked a little weird (at the new resolution, . . . wasn't what I was used to).

I went back to restore my original monitor settings and when they had been restored IE 8 looked normal again and was funtioning normally, ie., not losing it's top.

I have no idea what the original problem was or why these procedures fixed it.

[edit on 8-12-2009 by ipsedixit]

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