favicon.ico works in Firefox but not in IE ?

I can't get my "favicon.ico" to work in Internet Explorer, but it shows up fine in Firefox. I've read the wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon) and I can't seem to figure out what I am doing wrong here.
Here is the site: http://yeahprogram.com/
Here is the favicon.ico: http://yeahprogram.com/favicon.ico
Please help
Thanks,
-BassKozz
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b0lsc0ttConnect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
By the way, I believe IE 7 has stopped that requirement.  If your version is older, especially 5 or older, then try saving the page in Favorites to see if that is the issue.  If it is then there is no fix for it in your html or image.  It is a browser issue.

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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
I think the problem is the file size.  If I saw it correctly the image is 32x32.  That can be OK in some browsers and for the desktop but it is usually 16x16.  I couldn't verify this quickly but the problem is probably IE only supporting the 16x16 size.  I know that Firefox is a little more "creative" to make the Favicon in the address bar so it is probably "converting" it.

Let me know if you have a question or need more info.

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basskozzAuthor Commented:
Converted it to 16x16... still not showing in IE :(
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
Two other points worth mentioning about favicon.  The amount of color could have an issue.  I wouldn't save the file with a setting higher than 256.

IE often requires the page to be saved as a Favorite before the favicon is used.  Does your IE browser show a favicon for this site?

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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
works fine with me....i mean i can see your favicon in IE7
did you refresh the site in IE by hitting Ctrl+F5?
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RedKelvinCommented:
pretty sure that it only works reliably in IE7, and firefox
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sah18Commented:
Favicons are supposed to be supported in IE5 and beyond.

Not sure what all you've tried yet, but getting the icon to actually display for IE can definitely be touchy (and inconsistent).  

Here are some suggestions:
http://www.5starsupport.com/info/ie7.htm

Scroll down to the section titled "Create a Favicon Image"

Let me know the results.
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basskozzAuthor Commented:
I don't have IE7, I have IE6, and I couldn't get it to show until I tried adding the site to my favorites, is there a way to get IE6 to display it prior to saving it as a favorite?
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b0lsc0ttConnect With a Mentor IT ManagerCommented:
No.  That is a limitation of IE 6 and older.  MS has changed that with IE7 but there is no html, code, etc to make it work in older browsers.

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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
I'm glad I could help.  Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.

bol
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