Start IE7 without add-ons from:
Right-click the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
If the problem goes away, check for an incompatible add-on.
for troubleshooting information.
IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:
Or, the Protected Mode information suggests that a program other than a
browser add-on may be involved.
936214- How to troubleshoot compatibility problems that affect IE7 in
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
"adk" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I am using IE 7.0.6001.18000 on Vista, and some of the pull-down menus (in
> particular Favorites and the menu labelled >> to the right of the Page
> are transparent (a shadow appears around where the menu should appear, but
> the menu itself doesn't). Although I suspect the problem has something to
> with the Google toolbar, the problem persists even if I disable or
> the Google toolbar. It also persists when I reset all IR options (using
> Tools>Internet Options>Advanced>Reset...). I haven't found any mention of
> similar problem, and of course I cannot just re-install IE on Vista in any
> obvious way. Suggestions?