A problem with image thumbnails.
Posted on 2006-05-28
I don´t understand what is wrong with my computer, but probably related to a specific Website. The website is subscription based, and you can access images to see them or to download them.
For months, everything was working fine, but then, suddenly, one day, a few weeks ago, I couldn´t access the images any more. So, first I thought that something was wrong with my subscription. I wrote an email to the webmaster of the site, and the answer was: no, you are not blocked; your subscription is in good order. But I still couldn´t access the images.
Then I thought the problem could be due to the browser I was using, the Firefox. I switched to Internet Explorer, and same problem: no access to the images.
I wrote again to the webmaster of the site, and he told me to try access from another computer. I did this, and so I discovered that I was able to access the images on another PC.
So now my problem is this: What can be wrong with my PC, that makes the images inaccessible?
On the site first you go to directories, you choose a specific one, then, when you click on the thumbnail corresponding to the directory that you want to access, a page with many image thumbnails should open, and finally you click on the image that you want to enlarge or download. This is what happens when everything is normal.
But right now the problem is that instead of the image thumbnails, I get a page full of the small icons that in Internet Explorer are a white frame with a small red “X” in the middle of it, and in Netscape or Firefox the icon corresponds to a broken icon, or torn paper icon.
To clarify more, I have to say that on other sites, that include collections of photos, I don´t have problems; I can download images to my PC.
I´m hesitating about writing again to the webmaster of the site, because now it´s clear that on any other PC I can accesss and download images normally. So he would insist: you have a problem with your PC; that´s not our problem.
Finally, I don´t think the Firewall has to do with this, because I have shut it down, and still I have the problem.