February 18, 2005
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This week's question from Marc regards red Xs appearing on Web pages. This could stem from many factors, and without further knowledge of what he has running on his system, the sky's the limit as to the causes. So Marc, while I have selected Rick's winning answer to start you off on your quest to solve this issue, please check out all the honorable mentions and other recommendations from our members. And if one particular solution provided by a member happens to be the one that solves your issue, please acknowledge the solution in this week's discussion and e-mail me to let me know who it is, because I'd like to reward that person in addition to this week's winner. And as always, if any of you have other suggestions, please share them with us. Thank you, everyone, for your participation!
Member Question of the WeekUsing Internet Explorer 6.2 (Windows XP SP2), on some sites, certain images and HTML sections are replaced with a red cross. The same pages are accessed without any problem with IE 6.1 (Windows 2000 SP4) with similar security settings. What's new in IE 6.2 that blocks additional objects, and what is the workaround? I already disabled the pop-up blocker with no change.
Submitted by: Mark D.It may not even be your Internet Explorer that is giving you the image problem. I found that my firewall was blocking the images from showing, it was even giving me a problem about getting to the control panel to my Web site--until I went in and changed some settings in the firewall. For a while, I even had to temporarily disable...
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