When using either IE6 or IE7, clicking on a link in the favorites menu produces a message " Windows cannot find '(null)' etc.
If I then click the message OK button, the page loads completely and IE works properly thereafter (except for the favorites links).
This may be because I installed IE8 but this never worked properly in that the icons appeared at the top of the page but with a black background so that any text was invisible.
Is there an obvious reason for the 2 problems (are they connected?) and is there a simple solution? I would like to use IE8 if possible.