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IE6.0 Images don't display UNTIL AFTER right click->show picture

Hi there,

I have a web page that displays lots (around 200) copies of a small gif (10x10) pixels.  Now, on my computer, sometimes when I use the links on other pages to naviage to this problem page, the page loads fine, and other times it doesnt (its about 50/50 atm).  BUT, if I press f5 to reload the page, it definately will not load the 10x10 gif (I get the red X).  But, if I right click, goto "show picture", then it loads fine.

The annoying thing is, its only my computer.  I have had friends browse to this page, and it works fine - no probs at all.

I've tried lots of different things like emptying the temp internet files folder, checking firewall ad blocking settings, and even putting the encoding meta tag in the header of the page, but nothing helps.

The only thing I can think of is that my computer has the asian fonts and input locales installed.  But, IE is current using the Western European (ISO) encoding setting.

I am completely at a loss.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Paul
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psynnottAuthor Commented:
Update: The page works fine when there are less copies of the gif to display (works with 6 copies of it) - no red X appearing at all.

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Victor_RCommented:
This seems to be a common IE6 bug. You can either "downgrade" to 5.x or get a good browser like Opera or Mozilla.
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psynnottAuthor Commented:
I seem to have fixed it.  I had a menu down the left side of the screen, and each item was using a table of its own, and by making this into one table for the entire menu, the graphics load fine.  Very strange.
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psynnottAuthor Commented:
I would still like an answer to this problem though - why did the number of tables affect the loading of graphics?
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Victor_RCommented:
I will say again:

This seems to be a common IE6 bug. You can either "downgrade" to 5.x or get a good browser like Opera or Mozilla.

Many users of IE6 have reported problems with pages that use many copies of the same image. If you found that it works by reducing tables, you have simply defined the bug more clearly.

It's still just an IE6 bug though.
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ckroschlCommented:
I don't think it can be an issue to downgrade ie6 or changing browser habits by using Opera or Mozilla. I found a solution which has worked on my computer perfectly fine. Just check out the following link:

http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum21/3300-2-15.htm
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psynnott,
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Asta CuCommented:
Thanks, psynnott, for letting us know which specific Expert helped you and for finalizing this.  It eliminates the guesswork and workload for our Moderator team.
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Asta CuCommented:
Re. the Red X problem; perhaps insightful for you as it was for me:
http://java.com/en/download/help/redximage.jsp
Asta
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psynnottAuthor Commented:
Hmm, not sure.  Think that is only for java applets, not gifs.
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