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the first of many questions

by tonysday3 / May 18, 2005 2:48 AM PDT

i was wondering if anyone could answer some questions i have. the first is when i go to some web sites ( most often) i'll get these small white boxes with a red x inside them,(now when i go to the same site on my girlfriends pc there not there). what are these little boxes,and how do i fix my pc so the whole page display's right???

my next question is about java? i'm a member of track pass @ nascar .com and the system riquiards(sp)a real player witch i downloaded and a java 1.4 program witch i think i downloaded but i'm not sure?

if anyone can help me out with these questions i thank you,

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Little red crosses
by AussiePete / May 18, 2005 4:15 AM PDT

1/ The little red crosses are where pictures are supposed to be - they are enclosed in a larger square - these are the boarders of the picture - a web page is made up of text and pictures of differing format. Java is just one type of graphics - then there is jif or jpg - when a red cross appears it means the picture cant be displayed - sometimes its just due to a slow or busy web site - right click on the red cross and select "show picture" - If there are lots of them try and refresh the page.
If this doesn't help let us know - but keep your computer up to date with Java and windows updates.
2/ If you have downloaded Real player it will appear in your programs folder and few other places - believe me if you downloaded it you will know. If not here's the link,011404intl_enau_choice,012704radiopass_choice_dl_enau&tagtype=ie&type=rp10_en_au
3/ As for Java 1.4 that is a horse of a different
colour - If you cant find it in your programs folder (Java web start) look in your add/remove programs..
The latest version is version 5 - here is the link

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Just to add one more thing to
by roddy32 / May 18, 2005 4:26 AM PDT
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first of many questions
by tonysday3 / May 20, 2005 10:30 AM PDT

Ok guys here's the deal first thanks for the help!!! I have the latest real,java, and miromieda but i'm still getting those little boxes, if i right click that also does nothing. Could it be that the pc is just that out of date??? The pc was given to my family and from what i understand it's a 1998 Emachines that's 8 years old! Our internet connection is roadrunner but it runs like dialup just a little faster, that and it seems to slow after you've been on for a while.
As before any info would be great!!

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Sounds more like software problem
by AussiePete / May 20, 2005 4:35 PM PDT

If it is happening that much and nothing is happening after right click must be something wrong and not just a slow machine/connection - dont think you told us much about your system/computer setup but you must get all the latest windows and IE updates.
Try this link for possible solutions.

This program may also help - it repairs your winsock modules (connection modules)


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Blocked pictures. . .
by Coryphaeus / May 21, 2005 6:15 AM PDT

could be a security issue. How do you have your security settings set?

Tools, Internet Options, look at the Security and Advanced options. Compare them to your friends.

This will apply to IE6.

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