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IE 6.0, XP Pro; picture display problems

By paulh ·
I'm using IE 6.0 on XP Pro with all the latest patches and updates but when I go to many TechRepublic pages I get display problems.


will not display the ad embedded near the top of the text. And the background is a dirty grey colour. Is this correct?

The problems I get are usually with ads or pictures in the text or side-bars. (They only show the red x marker)

Is my problem with some security setting or is it more general that this.

Any suggestions would be most welcome. If you would like more informnation please let me know.


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by Blackcurrant In reply to IE 6.0, XP Pro; picture d ...


Check that 'show pictures' is checked in the Multimedia section of the advanced options for I.E. (Tools>Internet Options).

Also, do you have a firewall installed. A firewall will block recognisable ads.

As to the quality of the images you are able to see, this may be a video adaptor problem. Is your video adaptor and monitor setup correctly? Are you using the latest drivers?

Good luck

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by paulh In reply to IE 6.0, XP Pro; picture d ...

Thanks for your comments:

This is not a general display problem. It is only particular images in the Browser that won't display. i.e. only the red x marker is shown.

We do have a corporate firewall. (I don't think that this is the problem)

Yes, the Show Pictures option is checked.

Any other suggestions please.....

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by BFilmFan In reply to IE 6.0, XP Pro; picture d ...

If you mean the ad that is embedded in the text, that is Macromedia Flash. Is that installed on this system?

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by paulh In reply to IE 6.0, XP Pro; picture d ...


Thanks for you're suggestions.

I've re-installed the Flash plug-in but no change after that.

It's hard to explaimn the problem but for example at the top of this page, the ad banner says 'The page cannot be found'.

Do you get that?

It's probably something simple but I can't spot it.


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by dustyD In reply to IE 6.0, XP Pro; picture d ...

Your cookie blocking settings are too high, or you are using third-party ad blocking such as comes with MyIE2 or Google Toolbar.

Try easing off by going to Tool/Options/Privacy in IE.

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by willcomp In reply to IE 6.0, XP Pro; picture d ...

Just a comment.

Google Toolbar (pop up stopper) does not block TR banner ads. I use it myself.


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