I've looked through other threads on this but can't seem to find an answer....On some sites I visit I get a red X instead of pictures or in fact anything else (no words are shown but the web page says done...) Symantec internet security 7 would seem to be the prime suspect (I installed it a couple of weeks ago) but I can't see anything to switch off, it may be to do with pop-ups being blocked but I've turned all of them off (google, yahoo, internet options etc)..I'm now at a loss as to where to look..I have a dell 3.4ghz, 1 gig mem, using IE7 and running XP Service opt 2.
try to remove internet security 7 via add/remove programs. if all is well the internet security 7 must be it. if not symantec might think thay are ads and blocking them. add/remove is a good idea, and if it goes wrong, use system restore.
yes I seem to remember this being a regular issue..one I thought would be quite easy to solve..its normally a security feature thats switched on in either a browser or security package...but I think I've tried all those and still no joy...I'm probably missing something quite simple... Thansk again..
I had this problem myself some time ago but for the life of me I can't remember what resolved it. In IE, if you right click the desktop icon, properties, advanced, there is a box to tick which says "Show Pictures". I have a tick in mine so you could check that. I use FireFox and under Tools, Options, Content there is a tickable box "Load images automatically". I am sure getting rid of the red cross and seeing the images, was very simple. Sorry not to be of much more use.