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Crystal reports won't show my graphics objects anymore

I'm at my wits end at this point with Crystal Reports. I inserted a graphics object into the Details section which was a report of some sort like a 1040 EZ form lets say...than I have a user input a bunch of stuff and I put fields over the report. So yeah that's the purpose and it was working fine for a while than the image vanished and now instead of the graphic I had of the 1040ez form it just shows the broken image box which is a white box with a red x in the top left corner. Now I can't get crystal reports to show images at all. I created a new project a new report and insterted an image. All images show up fine when looking at the .rpt file but once I try to stick them in a crystal reports viewer it just shows a broken image and I know the report viewer code is right because it worked a 3 hours ago.
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mlmccCommented:
I think what you really want to do is insert the object into the PAGE HEADER or if you have a group, the GROUP HEADER.  You can then set the section to UNDERLAY the following sections and that should accomplish what you want.

mlmcc
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morepheanAuthor Commented:
well that answers a question of how I need to approach the problem. But the bigger issue was that even when I do this the image still just comes up as a big white box with a red x in the top corner indicating the image is not available...........I can see the image FINE in VS2003 but when I build the project and view it, the image is broken...it wasn't broken yesterday so I know at one point it worked.
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morepheanAuthor Commented:
oh and I tried this one......... http://support.businessobjects.com/library/kbase/articles/c2013824.asp Why do they have so many different problem resolutions referring to this problem of images not showing up...and why don't they reference each other or something... I think with a few more hours of googlling I'll hopefully stumble on their correct random attempt to fix this problem.......
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mlmccCommented:
Is this on a machine with Crystal loaded or a client?
If a client how did you install the application?

mlmcc
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morepheanAuthor Commented:
I have Visual Studio.net 2003....I installed the crystal reports that it comes packaged with.
So I just create a project...
Create a crystal report
insert an image into the report
place a CrystalReportViewer into the WebForm1.aspx
Set the viewer source to my created crystal report
than compile the code and than I view the code in a browser
http://localhost/project/WebForm1.aspx
and all I see is a white box with a red x in the top left corner.

The thing that's frustrating is that it worked yesterday morning and than all I did was open the project again add some fields and now I can't get images to display period. Even in newly created projects with reports that are completly blank except for an image.
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mlmccCommented:
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morepheanAuthor Commented:
ok it works now ...I don't know why...all I did was get angry it wasn't working. Went and made lunch came back started working on a different project. Accidently navigated to the web address of the project with the crystal report in it and walla the image showed up....Maybe something was defective in the cache or settings or something. Because all I did was open a different unrelated project and now it works. But that last solution you gave me looks like a good reference I'll develop for a while and if it craps out again give it a try.
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mlmccCommented:
Just don't forget about this q.

mlmcc
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morepheanAuthor Commented:
I won't I'm just going to make sure it stays working for a few and than I'll close the question up....

thanks for your quick responses
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morepheanAuthor Commented:
It happened again. is there some sort of licencing issue or something? Because it's completly random when this happens. Like it started working...I haven't even opened the project and than it stopped working again.....and than I still haven't even opened the project and 5 hours later now it's working..
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ladylinetCommented:
Windows update downloaded and installed can change permissions, is it possible?

Lady Linet
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morepheanAuthor Commented:
I haven't downloaded any updates.....and the thing is is that it's not like "broken" it just sometimes decides to show images and somtimes decides not to. I'm not really sure why. And I'm not changing the project at all. Like now it's showing it but last night it wasn't
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