1. Start Internet Explorer without add-ons by right-clicking the IE icon on
the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
from Start> Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no
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:
Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:
2. Do you have a third-party program running which adds themes, manages
themes or otherwise customizes the appearance of windows or the desktop?
This may be the culprit. Check in the System Tray/Notification Area to see
what's running and/or access Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Delete) and look over
applications and processes.
Hope this helps,
[MS MVP- IE]
"totally confused" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> I have reinstalled IE8 twice now thinking it would solve the problem, it
> hasn't. When I have 2 or more windows open at the same time one is
> transparant and the others overlap. If I try to close out one of the
> it doesn't close unless I use the task bar, even then part of that window
> remains. There are times when there are big holes with just the window
> frame showing.
> I have also been experiencing screen blackouts, can't seem to find the
> reason for that either. I've run a virus scan, ran a malware scan and
> ran RegCure. I still have both problems. (Running Vista Home Prem SP2)
> Any suggestions??