OK this is the weirdest thing....
I noticed just recently that at certain websites, internet explorer downloads each individual items (logos, pictures, etc) at a slow rate where before, the page would load instantly. Also, some of the pictures come up as red x's where before it worked and on AOL it works perfectly. I remember changing a setting but I don't remember exactly what that setting was except that it had to do with Multimedia of IE. I already did a system restore, changed IE settings to default, and repaired IE but nothing worked. I've searched for this problem over the net and a few of the topics says it's a registry error or has to do with the encoding of the page. Any suggestions?

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That's usually a result of trouble at the website's computer, not yours. But there are a few other things which could be slowing things down:

- Your cookie and browser security settings.

- Your antivirus software.

- An unusual screen format (requiring the images to be converted to be displayed).

- Not enough internet cache space.

- Doubleclick.net - an adware site which pays webmaste3rs to get its ads on web pages - often oversubscribes its service. During peak activity, the Doubleclunk server can't keep up with the ad requests, so your browser times out waiting for it. Since the ad is usually at the top of the page, the browser asks for it before asking for the images.

The only cure for this last one is to badger the website owner to get rid of Dibbleclack.



I also had that problem recently and I found that the "View" of the page was incorrect. For every page that loaded incorrectly, I went to "View", "Encoding", and then selected either "Western European (Windows) or "Western European (ISO)"...whichever did not have the black dot next to it. The page would then reload and all the pictures would be there.

This did not cure the problem in the long term but it did allow me to reload and see the page correctly. "Auto Select" did not help.


I'm having the red X problem as well. I know for a fact that the reason is "- An unusual screen format (requiring the images to be converted to be displayed)." I don't know what to convert the image to OR what to convert the image from. The photos were sent from my cell phone to my e-mail and then saved to my computer, but when I try to open the files, they do not work; I get a red X instead. Is there any chance of turning this Red X into an image?


Try increasing your internet cache. If the browser cqn't store the picture, it can't display it. And today's photos are huge megabytewise.


I have been noticing that on some web pages , some of the graphic ads have the red x as well as a "this page cannot be displayed" in two or three places on the page. This has been happening for the past few months on a dell 5100 one and half years old. Sorry if this has been addressed, as I am a newbie to the site. I have increased the cache to 500. Is this enough?


In the case of the ads, the ad site could be overloaded or down.

If the status line says "accessing doubleclick.net" you can be sure the trouble is not in your PC. That site is oversubscribed.

If the pictures are separately hosted (not on the same computer the web page is on), your browser security settings may be blocking the photos.


I created my own website , but when i want to put a picture it comes out Red X what can I do .

Any idea will be good.


Show me the page that has the red X.

Most likely you are referencing the picture incorrectly.

for example:

<img src="http://nerdlib.com/images/Silver-468x60.gif">

That is correct way to reference remote image.

If the image was on that machine I would reference it like so:

<img src="/images/Silver-468x60.gif">

The second example says that the file is sitting in a folder called images on the root of
that website.

Hope this cleared things up for you.


Several reasons why you get red X:

1. If the photo is on your own computer, only you can read it (unless your own computer is a host with a purchased URL). You must upload your photo to your ISP's (Internet Service Provider's) host computer before other users can see it.

2. Make sure you made the photo file have read-access permission that is public. Otherwise, everyone will see a red X because they do not have permission to read the photo.

3. Check that the url you gave works no matter where the observing computer is located.


An absolute URL looks like this (a sample which really works):


The - mypage.iu.edu - portion is the computer the image is on

The - ~lrobins - portion is the account (this appears only if the computer is a host with many accounts).

The - multilook.gif - portion is the filename.

The absolute URL has the complete description of the path needed to find the file. But note that if the website ever changes hosts (you found a cheaper place down the street), you have to change EVERY absolute URL link to any of your pages in your entire website. That's a lot of retyping.

Placed in HTML in a web page, the absolute URL looks like this (with the pointy brackets replaced with curly brackets to prevent actual activation):

{IMG SRC="http://mypage.iu.edu/~lrobins/multlook.gif"}


A relative URL locates the file relative to the page the observer's browser is currently reading. The page this little drawing is on is located at (this should really work too):


So the relative url, pointing relatively to the storage location of the page the photo is on, looks like (this example will not click, because we are now not really on that web page):


Note that my photos are in the same folder as the web pages. If the photos were in a subfolder named "pix", it would look like (this won't click either, because no such location actually exists):


Placed in HTML in a web page, the picture URL fort the picture being in the same fiolder as the page looks like (again changed to curlies to prevent activation):

{IMG SRC="multlook.gif"}

Open the clickable web page said to really work above, and look at in View / Page Source. You will find the exact code in the line above in the page source, except that the curly brackets are replaced with pointy ones, and that two positioning tags are added after the SRC tag.

The one in the subfolder would look like:

{IMG SRC="pix/multlook.gif"}

Now if your website ever changes hosts, the only URLs which will have to change are the links others have made to your site from their sites. Your entire site becomes portabe with relative URLs.

The rule of thumb is:

- Use relative URLs to point to other pages and items in the same website.

- Use absolute URLs to point to pages on other websites.



here is the site
I copy pictures form sites and paste them in the website program is that ok
or is there another way ?//

click on internt scames that is were the pic is not showing


It means the page has no image tags at all in the source code - no places to put a picture.

There are no red Xs either.

So either you deleted them, my firewall deleted them, or you told me the wrong page.


SO how do i put the picture in code so i can see it.
this is the right page
can you plz help me



red x/images won't load problem -- tried fixes like cache/registry/javascript/encoding, tested the problem on multiple browsers (Opera9, IE7, Firefox2)

oldbob: Thank You!! Winsock XP fixed my problem too!! I have been looking for an answer for three weeks now and today I was determined to find the fix. I was ready to resort to an entire rebuild of my computer if my last google search didn't find the answer. Now I have time to go out and celebrate this and New Year's!

Thank You!! :-)

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