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Problem passing $_FILES variables

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All of a sudden my upload page has stopped working.  I tried to find anything that might be broken and have found this:

Here is the upload form code:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>

<form action="form1.php" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" name="material_upload" id="material_upload_id">
<table width="450" border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2">
      <td width="210" class="tableHeaderText">&nbsp;</td>
      <td width="195">&nbsp;</td>
      <td width="34"><input name="hidden_upload_material" type="hidden" id="hidden_upload_material" value="upload_material" /></td>
      <td><input type="hidden" name="MAX_FILE_SIZE" value="3000000"></td>
      <td class="tableHeaderText">Image:</td>
      <td><input name="uploaded_image" type="file" id="uploaded_image"></td>
      <td colspan="2"><div align="right">
        <input type="submit" name="cmd_upload" id="cmd_upload" value="Add Details" />

As you can see if points to form1.php

Here is the code for that:

(see code window)

I would expect of 4 $_FILES to be populated here however all it gathers is the filename and a value of 0 for the size.  Both tmp_name and type are blank.

Does anybody have idea what could of happened here?

// Get MySQL connection
include "./includes/SimpleImage.php";
// Upload image to server
$fileName = $_FILES['uploaded_image']['name'];
$tmpName  = $_FILES['uploaded_image']['tmp_name'];
$fileSize = $_FILES['uploaded_image']['size'];
$fileType = $_FILES['uploaded_image']['type'];
<table width="50%" border="1" align="center">
    <td width="54%">File Name</td>
    <td width="46%"><?php echo $fileName; ?></td>
    <td>Tmp Name</td>
    <td><?php echo $tmpName; ?></td>
    <td>File Size</td>
    <td><?php echo $fileSize; ?></td>
    <td>File Type</td>
    <td><?php echo $fileType; ?></td>
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