I would try:
1. Uninstalling WindowBlinds to see if it's the culprit.
2. Try a different Windows theme. Display Properties> Appearance> etc.
3. Disabling all browser add-ons to see if an add-on is causing the problem.
Start Internet Explorer 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, you have an incompatible browser add-on installed.
For troubleshooting information see:
IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on
Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:
4. Third-party antivirus/antispyware programs should be disabled when
installing Internet Explorer. If they weren't you may have a corrupted
installation of IE8. Reinstalling with these programs disabled may be the
IEBlog IE7 Installation and Anti-Malware Applications:
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
"JoWhitaker" <JoWhitaker@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> For some reason, all the drop-down menus in the Command Bar (IE8) are
> The regular Menu Bar is fine, it's just the Command Bar. The icons are
> there, and I can click on them and they work...such as the Home or Print
> button...but the drop-down menus are all blank. Some of the fly-out menus
> from within the drop-downs show text, but not all. I have IE8 installed
> Windows XP, SP3. This was not a problem with IE7, only after upgrading to
> I do have WindowBlinds 6.0 installed and also had the problem of tiny
> boxes on certain pages. I fixed that by turning off 'Enable visual styles
> buttons and controls...' but that did not fix the blank drop-down menus
> the Command Bar.