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Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Some of my workstations have a problem displaying images in Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1.  A red "x" is displayed in the upper right hand corner of the image in a small box with a white backgroud. I have updated to the lastest Service Pack and security patches from MS and the problem perist on the five workstations.

Five have the problem and the other 20 do not. The same Norton Client Security policy is used for all workstations.

The OS on all systems is Windows XP Pro, 1.8 -2.4 GHz, 512 MB, lots od HHD space remaining on each system.

Thanks for your suggestions.


RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

In Tools - Options - Advanced, is the Show Pictures checked in the Multimedia section?

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RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Mark, Thanks it is checked.

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

And what happens if you rightclick that picture (the X) and select 'Show Picture' ?

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

see if anything in this thread helps Thread608-199497

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Marc, the image is dispalyed if I right click and select Show Picture.



RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Go to Tools, Internet Options, general Tab, Settings, View Objects.  Likely, your Java is damaged.  Try downloading the Virtual Machine (http://java.sun.com/) and reinstalling it.

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Hello all,

There is a whole thread covering in depth this issue that has been running for some time now: check "iexplorer 6.0 displays no gifs" at tek-tips,(Thread608-199497 is plenty of information plus some solutios in this otherwise cryptic and hard to solve problem.


RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

sunwindandsea ,

In Tools - Options - Advanced, uncheck the Show Pictures.
Close all IE windows
In Tools - Options - Advanced, check the Show Pictures.
In Tools - Options - Temporaly Internet files, Click Delete, including offline.
Close all IE windows.
Open a site and click refresh.

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

I have made serveral attempts to download and install Internet Explorer 6  from the web site and from the CD,    It will install 66% from web site and 70% from CD; then it stops and will not go any further.  Can somebody tell me what is happening and how I can correct it?

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Moby, please make a seperate post, this is off-topic.

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

I have been following this thread  and the other two, 199497 and 538850 and have followed each and every tip and still have the issue. Java installed, clear browser cache, restart, repair IE, look for and change hosts file, check "show pictures" in multimedia section of explorer options, changed text encoding multiple times and I still get the same issue randomly.

Even hitting refresh on the same page will often result in different gifs not displaying with respect to page before refreshing.

Can anyone offer new suggestions other than complete reinstall?

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

This was posted on another board recently as a possible solution:

Open the registry and - browse to: \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PROTOCOLS\Name-Space Handler\
- If 'http', 'https' and 'ftp' exist, then delete the keys (leave the 'mk' key)
Restart PC for changes to take effect.

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"


Thanks for the reply - I looked at the registry and I only have one entry for Name space handler called "mk", nothing else. Under Protocols/handler I do have http, https though. Could that be the problem?

This is really annoying - seems I spend my life either deleting spam or clicking "show picture"

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Start> Run>  regsvr32 urlmon.dll
As described in the other posts, this one works for me every time. But I have to do it after almost every Windows Update ...

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

I have Win 98 Pentium III with IE5.5

I noticed a few references to software that stops ad popups etc. On looking back, I think my problem firt started after installing Google's Toolbar to stop ads etc. I've no idea how to uninstall it. Will try documented fix(es) and report back.

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Here's everything I have on the dredded Red X

1. Go to - View - encoding - select "western european (windows)"             repair ie if not sticking

2. Check that Show Pictures has not been disabled:

 On the Tools menu, click Internet Options\Advanced - scroll down to Multimedia and
 tick " Show Pictures"
 untick "show image placeholders"
 Click OK .

3.  Restore Default Associations for Graphics File Types :

Go to Folder Options/File Types, and make sure that the following file types are associated by default with Microsoft Internet Explorer (Iexplore.exe):
ART image (.art)
GIF image (.gfa, .gif)
JPEG image (.jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg)

4. Install the latest version of "Microsoft Virtual Machine"

5. It could be caused by your firewall

6. If some of the images are on adverts and you have "spyblocker" installed - this will not only block some ad's but also show a red X instead of a picture

7. Of course it could be that the pictures are no longer on the website - could you give an example of website and picture which is not working for you ?

8." cleaning " your computer may also clear this problem so....
delete your temporary files.....your temporary internet files.....and clear your ie history

9. Check out this Microsoft link :-

Web Page Displays an Image As a Red X or Not at All (Q283807) :-

10. (Thanks to Rollin' Rog)  See this Norton link regarding NIS

Also try disabling the "privacy" feature, we've seen that cause problems as well...


RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Steamwiz - thanks for the thorough post - I will try this tonight - the only solution I was able to come up with was to change to Mozilla

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Wahoo, red x's gone (for now).  I've got IE 6 with Windows 98SE.  I just "repaired IE" (using Add/remove program) and I'm not getting red x's.  It was this step that seemed to help:
1. Go to - View - encoding - select "western european (windows)"             repair ie if not sticking
But:  A few days ago, I updated to the latest version of java, and that also seemed to fix red x problems for a while - but then red x's reappeared, and so now I'm hoping the IE repair job fixed the problem...


RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Oops - I spoke too soon.  Red X's came back.  So I had to do another step, which was to modify the registry (as per instructions I found here:
"Basically, I followed the instructions in the Microsoft Bulletin 283807 you referenced above to change the code table specified in my registry EXCEPT.... Instead of specifying the c_28591.nls as the default, I changed the default to c_1252.nls. After rebooting, the problem was history."

And I'm hoping hoping hoping it's history for me, too


RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

I had the same IE illness:
   "Some of images were missing from the page"

The more detailed symptoms were:

- I'm using IE 6.0 on XP Prof

- When I clicked "Show picture" on a missing image it appeared

- Refreshing the page sometimes solved the problem somtimes didn't

- Not always the same images were missing

- Generally this behavior appeared with small-sized images like "spacer.gif". Size means file size and not image dimension.

- Tipicaly appeared with very fast servers or localhost.

- It was somehow affected by using VPN. (Don't exactly know how, but it seemed worse when using the VPN)

- I have tried all the tips posted before (including reinstalling IE)

The story and the solution:

Once, I have changed the registry to allow more that 2 simultanous connections to the same server.
It can be set using these two registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\MaxConnectionsPerServer
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server
I have set those to 10. The setting worked. I could really start 10 downloads the same time from IE, but...

Today I realized that I payed a high price for those simultanous downloads. This caused the the red x-es for me.
And took a whole day to find the solution.

I think this is an IE bug with fast servers, small files and higher number of download connections.

So give it a try and set the value of these reg. entries back to 1 or 2:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\MaxConnectionsPerServer
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server

If you didn't touch these settings and still have the mysterious red-x problem: I wish you good luck!

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

I tried everything else on this thread and my X's still remain in some websites and other websites cannot display the pages at all. I want to try to use the registry thing but i have no idea how to access the registry or what it is. please help me, thanks.

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

To Go the registry, go to Start, click Run, type "regedit" (w.o. the quotes) and press enter (or click OK).
The registry has a tree-structure like any filesystem.
To delete a value just select it and press the Del-button.
To edit a value rightclick and choose "Change".

Be sure not to change the wrong things, because this could screw up your system.



RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

More importantly, do a quick search and learn how to back up your registry before you do in and start hacking, especially if you're not familiar with the process.

"'Tis an ill wind that blows no minds." - Malaclypse the Younger

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

thanks anyway everyone, but i fixed the problem by disabling norton internet security setings.

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

I have the same red-x on all my gifs.  What I discovered was that my Ad-Subtract software has something to do with it because I can only view the gifs when Ad-Subtract is active, that is, when it's in the "filtering" mode.  I will continue to experiment and see why this is happening.

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Go to Mozilla.org
Download Mozilla
Install Mozilla

go to mozdev.org
install multizilla

Trust me, it's an awesome browser.  It has none of the things I hated about Netscrap. And I'm a big fan of Microsoft too.

As for the Red X.  There is one sure way to fix it, however it's on the server side.  If the webpage preloads the images (using Javascript) then the Red Xs never show up.

Of course this porbably won't help unless it's one page that you have access to that's bothing you.

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

Let's not make this any harder than it has to be. Preload the image and let it be done.

Insert the following code into your HEAD tag. Be sure to use the correct name and path for your image!

if (document.images)
   img1 = new Image();
   img2 = new Image();
   img1.src = "imageName1.gif";
   img2.src = "imageName2.gif"
Source: http://www.netmechanic.com/news/vol3/loadtime_no6.htm

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

I have IE6, XP, Office 2003, NortonAV, and did have the free Zone Alarm firewall.  After trying all of the suggestions here and elsewhere... I realized that it was only Java Applets that weren't working. Look at "view source" by right-clicking on the website in question and look for "applet code".   I just installed the free Java download and now everything works fine.  But WHY did it stop working in the first place?  I'll reinstall Zone Alarm firewall and see if that was the culprit.

RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"


RE: Internet Explorer Missing Images "x"

I had this problem of .gifs not displaying.  I tried a number of things with Zone Alarm, Java, etc.  I noticed IE and Netscape had the same problem, suggesting something more systemic.  I checked the "hosts" file, which is used by ad busting software to redirect ad requests back to the localhost or I searched for cnn in the hosts file as that was one site or page manifesting the problem.  I deleted the lines referring to cnn.  This apparently fixed the problem in both IE and Netscape.  We'll see if the solution sticks.

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