blank pages IE8 but full content shown in view page source
Posted on 2012-09-04
I hope someone can find a solution. I have tried dozens of suggestions in Google searches.
I am on XP Pro 64bit. The latest supported version of Internet Explorer for XP 64bit is IE8. I have taken all Msoft updates and Service Packs.
Some web pages load, the bottom bar says 'Done' but the screen area under the task bars is blank, just white. Wiping the mouse cursor over if it shows no hidden active areas. If I click 'View Page Source', all the content that I should be viewing is detailed. I do not get any warning dialogue box saying page can not be displayed, or other message.
I have tried changing the encoding settings, currently auto select and utf-8. I have set security and privacy settings back to default. I have disabled compatability view. My Java is up to date. I have no blocked pages, the only item restricted is Superfish.com....'main.jsp. I have pop-up blocker enabled. My internet security is by Avast Pro with no blocking of these problem sites. I have Yontoo add-on enabled, but, this has never caused a problem before and no-one reports it being bad or just hitting one or two sites. Disabling has no benefit.
It is not a web page that IE will not support as the main page I have problems with is Windows Update page. There are several others. I had thought it was a Java problem, but, no longer believe that.
It has forced me to migrate to Firefox Nightly which has advantages, but, I prefer IE as by far the quickest browser to load when something needs to be quickly looked up.