Have formatted and re-installed XP including SP2 onto my laptop. All websites work and look as they should except ebay. The fonts are different and then 'Hello sign in' is missing and if I sign in with the boxes there is no sign out. Have tried the 'tools - options - fonts' and they are the same as on my other computer.
Have just changed settings to accept all cookies, SP2 firewall is off and norton internet security firewall is off. The firewall I use is in my netgear router which my other computer uses and ebay is normal on that machine. Restarted laptop and ebay is the same.
Cleared cookies, deleted temporary internet files inc offline content and history, shut down - restarted and still the same.
Checked all 'advanced' options against my other (ok) computer and the only difference is on 'ok' computer a section says.. Java (Sun) tick Use JRE 1.5.0 for <applet> where as on my laptop it says.. Microsoft VM, tick Java console enabled no tick Java logging enabled tick JIT compiler for virtual machine enabled.