Multiple copies of the same picture are not displayed in Internet Explorer 6

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Article ID: 873346 - View products that this article applies to.
CPR - WinXP - Hotfix in SP2
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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
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SYMPTOMS

When you use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 to view a Web page that has multiple copies of one or more pictures, not all the pictures are displayed. Typically, only one picture is displayed. If you refresh the Web page, the image that was first displayed may disappear, and a different image may appear. Sometimes, no pictures are displayed at all. You may have to refresh the Web page many times for all the images to display at the same time.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a potential multi-threaded race condition where certain embedded downloads in a Web page will fail. Because of this condition, images or other embedded objects are neither displayed nor referenced, and a permanent or temporary namespace handler is registered on your computer.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, install the MS04-038 security update.

For additional information about how to obtain this update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
834707 MS04-038: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
To enable the update, you must add the registry subkey and registry entry that are shown in this section.

Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To enable the update, follow these steps:
  1. Quit Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Locate the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  4. Right-click the registry subkey that you located in step 4, click New, and then click Key.
  5. Type FeatureControl for the name of the new subkey, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click the FeatureControl subkey, click New, and then click Key.
  7. Type FEATURE_ALLOW_RETRY_OF_SPECULATIVE_DOWNLOADS_KB873346 for the name of the new subkey, and then press ENTER.
  8. Right-click the subkey that you created in step 8, on the Edit menu, click New, and then click DWORD Value.
  9. Type *, and then press ENTER.
  10. Right-click *, and then click Modify.
  11. In the Value data box, type 00000001, and then click OK.
  12. Quit Registry Editor.

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Article ID: 873346 - Last Review: September 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.6
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • the operating system: Microsoft Windows XP
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
    • the operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
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