Your IE8 has got some problem . Try to install the IE8 version again.
Here is the link
I still need to get into my internet options and have not been able to do it. I will stop the charge on my card if you dont figure out a way for me to download programs with this piece of garbage IE8
I got into F8 Advanced start up options:Safe Mode with Networking
I allowed to boot up then went to Control panel: INTERNET OPTIONS NOT THERE........I clicked on the symbol but same thing happened as when I am in regular mode....I believe my problem may not be with IE 8. I may have gotten a virus ...not sure. Cant find the original boot disk to reformat....dont know may give up...what u think?
Oh wow....good idea. Yes I do have USB stick(16Gb) and access to another computer. I am sure now it isnt the IE8 thats messed up. I will try that and hope for the best. I am very impressed with you even though I 'm not sure I have the answer. But if it fails I will just buy a new pc.
I am so impressed with you that I will accept your answer........thank you