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Links Bar drop down tab not readable

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Have a weird problem with my links bar in IE. Have a great number of urls saved for handy reference and when I click on the drop down tab & scroll everything turns dark blue with black lettering which is impossible to read. When I get halfway down the urls show normal (black lettering on beige background and turn dark blue with white lettering as you scroll over them.

Can anyone tell me what would cause this & how I can correct it?

My OS is Windows ME - Dimension 4100 - Internet Explorer 6.

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Go to
control panel > add /remove programs >
then select IE explorer, click remove, you will get an option to repair. Repair IE explorer.
if this does not solve the problem,

spybot . and get all the updates before you run it. fix the errors it finds.

download hijackthis, get the updates before you run it. make a directory in your C drive for hijack this and unzip to that directory, scan and save the log. cut paste the log in your next post.
Do not fix anything. Just cut / paste the log in your next post.
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fix the follwoing item with hijack this, rescan and put a check mark, click fix

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPZSTATX.EXE somewhere I read, this file is a resource hog. maybe someone will tell you for sure.
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {206E52E0-D52E-11D4-AD54-0000E86C26F6} - (disabled by BHODemon)
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Define - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_DEF.HTM
O8 - Extra context menu item: Look Up in &Encyclopedia - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_ENC.HTM
O12 - Plugin for .hiv: C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\nphijkjv.dll
O15 - Trusted Zone:
O16 - DPF: {E2CF5C45-7CCC-11D4-9BD1-0080C6F60B6A} (CouponsComBrxpdf2 Control) -
O16 - DPF: {BC26D98E-4F8E-11D4-B523-94ED45C04971} (PrintQuickActiveXSetup Class) -
O16 - DPF: {20AD521D-3A3E-11D4-BC32-0050040D952B} (SwIcdInstall Class) -
O16 - DPF: {0C3F7D74-ADA5-4976-8908-A8189590DAFA} ( Player 2.0) -
O16 - DPF: {68A2C3BD-7809-11D3-8ACF-0050046F2F9A} (AXELPlayer Class) -
O16 - DPF: {5242A5A1-EF1E-11D5-B3EE-0050DAC5EBD0} (printQuick Browser Add In (Ver4)) -
O16 - DPF: {917623D1-D8E5-11D2-BE8B-00104B06BDE3} (CamImage Class) -

Get a free onlince virus scan from this link
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when you scan with hijack this, you will get a list right ?. and infront of each item it lists there is a little box where you can put a tick mark. That means if you put a tick mark there that item will be selected and then if you click on the fix checked button that item will be removed. That is how hijack this functions.

What you have to do is run the Hijack This again and put tick marks against the items which are in my previous post.
in the internet explorer window goto
Tools > Internet options
under General Tab go to > COLORS
what do you have there ? (use window colors / default)
goto start > programs > accessories > system tools > disk cleanup
and give a clean up to the machine, delete junk / temp / temp internet files
download this handy utility from this link. With it you can easily remove junk/temp/temp internet files. fix invalid shortcuts, and things like that.

try the IE repair tool again to see if it make any changes or not.
when did you experience this problem first? Is there any history behind this?
before you delete the favorite links, save them in to a disk. That way you will have them ready when you need.
you are welcome. Glad that you have it back to normal.
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