When opening IE8 home page does not load. When you go to any web site like Google or Adobe IE shuts down and brings up a file download dialog box wanting to save/cancel the web page. Tried re registering IE8, disabling windows startup options and ran a sfc /scannow and those did not correct the issue.
I was able to upgrade to IE11 and that worked with no issues. Unfortunately we can't use IE11 for some of our applications.