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Icons may be incorrectly displayed in Internet Explorer 6

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Symptoms
When you use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 to view icon (.ico) files, the icons may be incorrectly displayed.

Note The icons may be displayed as solid black.
Cause
This issue occurs if the icon images are not 32 BPP (bits per pixel). In this case, Internet Explorer 6 incorrectly decodes the .ico files.
Resolution

Windows Server 2003

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003, x86 versions
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   22-Jul-2005  17:24  6.0.3790.375    2,934,272  Mshtml.dll       
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, x86-based versions
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   22-Jul-2005  17:31  6.0.3790.2493   3,110,912  Mshtml.dll       
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, Itanium-based versions
  Date         Time   Version            Size    File name        Platform   --------------------------------------------------------------------------   22-Jul-2005  05:33  6.0.3790.375    8,238,080  Mshtml.dll       IA-64   22-Jul-2005  05:33  6.0.3790.375    2,934,272  Wmshtml.dll      x86   22-Jul-2005  05:33  6.0.3790.2493   9,287,168  Mshtml.dll       IA-64   22-Jul-2005  05:33  6.0.3790.2493   3,110,912  Wmshtml.dll      x86   22-Jul-2005  05:33  5.2.3790.2493      74,752  Arpidfix.exe     IA-64   
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   22-Jul-2005  05:33  6.0.3790.2493   5,934,592  Mshtml.dll             

Windows XP

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows XP with Service Pack 1
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   21-Jul-2005  07:42  6.0.2800.1517   2,705,408  Mshtml.dll      
Windows XP with Service Pack 2
    Date        Time     Version       Size       File name    ------------------------------------------------------------    22-Jul-2005   02:46   6.0.2900.2724  3,016,704   Mshtml.dll
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
More information
This hotfix is described in Microsoft security bulletin MS05-052.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
896688 MS05-052: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 904367 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 08:46:28 - Revision: 5.0

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