Originally Posted by SirJOW |
I have tried deleting temporary internet files manually with no luck
This is a guess, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if IE doesn't decide whether a link is to a site you've visited by comparing the site's URL with URLs it has saved in its history files. If the site URL is in your history files, you've visited the site, and IE shows the link as visited. If the site URL not in your history, then you've not been to the site before, and IE shows the link as not visited.
If I was coding IE, that's how I would do it. You have to keep a record of sites visited to maintain the visited status - so why not use the ones already there in history.
If I am right, deleting your temporary internet files will delete your history and no sites will appear as "visited". Also if the system stops working and doesn't show visited status for recently visited site, then a cause could be that you've filled up your temporary internet files capacity and therefore new ones aren't going into the history.