IE8 Disable add-ons is not the same as running iexplore -extoff

Posted on 2012-08-22
Last Modified: 2013-11-07
I am on a computer running xp3 and IE8.  I am having problems getting a secured webpage to display properly and show all the elements.  When I load the webpage from iexplore -extoff, the webpage shows the page properly with all the elements.  If I open a new Internet Explorer window and disable all add-ons manually, the webpage still does not display properly and elements are missing.  What else is changed by -extoff?

To disable: tools... manage add-ons... and disable everything:  Toolbars and Extensions, Accelerators, and InPrivate filtering is blank, and I have one Search Provider).  Not an issue with compatibility settings because i've tried both on and off for both cases and the results are the same.  I've also tried a different user login.
Question by:DXorcist
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    Not sure on exactly what -extoff is disabling, myabe an activex object or something.

    This page has a good step by step:

    Also is java up to date if applicable?

    Lastly, the plugin fiddler can show alot about what the browser is doing.

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