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When I go onto some of the pages in IE8, I get blank pages. e.g. Windows Update, Google Maps, Adobe

Also, when I click on some of the download click I get redirected to same page.

I have done this:

  • Remove IE8 run clean up tools e.g. ccleaner

  • Re-install IE8.

  • Reset IE8.

  • Run SFC /scannow.

Later today, I will try to reinstall SP3 again.

Please help, thank you.

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Just in case it helps anyone, I had the same problem and was related to: IE8 overflow:auto with max-height – Max Stern Aug 21 '12 at 13:40
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Some suggestions from Internet Explorer 7/8 shows blank page or just background of page:

  1. Internet Options / Miscellaneous, enable Allow META REFRESH
  2. Tools / Internet Options / Advanced tab, check "Automatically recover from rendering errors with Compatibility View"
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I have try this but still blank pages on some of the sites. i even can't download google chrome, it keep going to download page again and again when you click on download. – Majid Jan 26 '11 at 11:44
I would verify system integrity using sfc /scannow. You need a boot CD of the same service pack as installed, or follow the instructions in the article for slip-streaming. – harrymc Jan 26 '11 at 11:56
i do have win xp sp3 cd but nothing happened. samething still happening. – Majid Jan 26 '11 at 12:09
Next step is antivirus scan, using your installed anti-virus and also well-known (only) sites by googling "online antivirus scan". You can trust ESET, TrendMicro, Kaspersky (each will take hours). – harrymc Jan 26 '11 at 12:17
i will try that. – Majid Jan 26 '11 at 13:00

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