(Captured from the threads Links in will not open a new window or tab in Windows 7 IE8 and Internet Explorer 8 not displaying pages or not opening up links, squirrel mail etc. on the Microsoft Answers Internet Explorer forum.)
Internet Explorer 8 fails to display Web pages, even though other Internet applications and Web browsers work fine.
There are a large number of reasons Internet Explorer or other browsers can have problems. Below is a growing list of resolutions that have worked for some people (please add more as you find them!):
If none of these solutions work, check the Microsoft Answers Internet Explorer forum for more suggestions, or contact Microsoft Customer Support.
These resolutions have been reported by at least one person on the forums to work - if they work for you, please move them to the "Possible Resolutions" heading:
To do so, use the following procedure: