Try going to tools, in IE8, internet options then security tab.
Check security set at medium-high.
Click on custom level tab and scroll to ActiveX control and plug-ins.
In this list check that;
Binary and scripts behaviours set to enable.
Download signed ActiveX controls is set to prompt.
Only allow approved domains to use ActiveX without prompts is set to enable.
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins is set to enable.
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting is set to enable.
The rest in the ActiveX control and plug-ins list are set to disable.