internet explorer 8 hyperlinks only work if pressing the control key; how to fix?

Hyperlinks display ok, when placing arror on hyperlink it displays the link, but if you click on the link nothing happens; it does work if you press the <ctrl> key down.
Smh999Asked:
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mrcoolcoderCommented:
bizarre...did you try to repair/reinstall?
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jcimarronCommented:
Smh999--IE8 has problems accessing many websites
http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/02/21/more-about-2400-websites-and-ie-8-compatibility-list
Try using Compatibility View.
Maybe you have found another way by using the Control key.
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