I am having the same problem , running WR 8.2 on IE 6.0.
I need to use the "web_find_text" to learn if WR can see a tested link - it's in the Map Editor and when recording clicking on the link, it works just fine: records as web_link_click ("link_name").
When I click Show from GUI Map, teh link highlighted, WR doesn't see.
And the last step - when using the "web_find_text", trying to figure it out if WR can see it - the browser crashes.
What is wrong with the link? All other links on this page work just fine.