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GIF images may not appear when you refresh a Web page in Internet Explorer 6
Article ID: 936994 - View products that this article applies to.
Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
When you view a Web page by using Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, a GIF image that is located on the Web page appears as expected. However, if you press F5 to update the display, or if you click Refresh to update the display, the GIF image no longer appears. Instead, a red "X" appears as an image placeholder.
You experience this problem if the following conditions are all true:
A hotfix is available for computers that are running Internet Explorer 6. To resolve this problem, install the hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
939653Note To obtain the correct binary, you have to install the hotfix version of this security update.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939653/ )MS07-057: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
For more information about how to do this, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897225/ )How to install hotfixes that are included in cumulative security updates for Internet Explorer
Hotfix installation informationWarning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
After you install this hotfix, you must set the following registry entry to enable the functionality that this hotfix provides:
To set this registry entry, follow these steps:
Value name: IEXPLORE.EXE
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value data: 1
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
To obtain the lastest security updates for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/default.mspxFor more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/LN/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates