Are the problems occurring with 32-bit IE8 or 64-bit IE8? IE> Help> About
will tell you if you're running the 64-bit version.
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, a browser add-on is causing it.
For troubleshooting information see:
IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
Then see the first post by Steven in this thread:
If unsuccessful with those procedures, post back with an answer to the
32-bit / 64-bit question. There are other possibilities.
[MS MVP- IE]
"rjp" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have Windows 7 (64) and IE 8, and I have the following problems which I
> not have with my other laptop (Vista 32 and IE 8).
> display "about:blank" at the top.
> problem #2: on certain sites, the pop-up window will display the login
> screen, and I have to re-login and navigate again to the site which I
> to see in the pop-up window.
> Any solutions are appreciated. I have checked the "Display all websites in
> Compatiblity View". thanks, rjp