Thanks Technotiger......When I started the PC this morning the appearance of IE8 had changed. The colours were better and I now have buttons for for Page-Safety-Tools etc. And Ispell is working. The cause may have been due to it not installing completely. I will therefore continue to use it!
I downloaded IE8 and saved it on my desktop yesterday instead of running it. I then ran the program and it removed the original IE8 and did a new install.....it was OK. Today the same problem occurred but was OK after a restart.
It's not a big problem as it run's OK....just annoying!!!!