Thanks to Xiandi, this problem with the colour of 3 of the text labels on the command bar in IE8, is now solved. The colour of the text of the disabled state of the toolbar button (6 state) has to set to OS Default which will make the text black.
Thank you for sorting this for me, Xiandi.
gmc2 - I thought this was the answer, if you read through the post OldMsgt had 2 problems on his computer (1) was white text on the IE8 menubar & (2) three labels on the command bar had white text, the others were OK which was the same on my computer, the menu bar on my Windows 7 & Vista computers the text was readable, which is difficult to put right if it is not a problem on your PC. Xiandi kindly told me how to rectify problem (2), see above.
As you may know I suffer from a rare metabolic disorder which makes it very difficult to compose & write posts in the forums, doing so makes me quite ill, it is why I do not participate much, & when I need to ask a question I do write the minimum necessary, i do know that all answers need to displayed so that other skinners can learn & I am sorry if I did not make myself clear.