Internet Explorer 7 has stopped displaying .png Graphics

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by loaderbull, May 10, 2007.

  1. loaderbull

    loaderbull OSNN Junkie

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    Hi all,

    As you can guess from the title, IE7 no longer displays .png pictures, on any website.

    I have done all the usuall emptying of cache, temp files etc, and attempted the sfc /scannow just in case.

    I am now getting peed by this, an annoyance it is!

    Any help from you chaps?

    Thanks.
     
  2. loaderbull

    loaderbull OSNN Junkie

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    As an update, if i right click the iexplore.exe in C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer and run it as admin, it does display the .png pictures...

    I have turned Protected Mode off, altered internet settings to allow, all to no avail. The site i use to check if it works is osnn.net, but i do and have checked other sites, and it is all .png files that do not show! Frustrating is not the word.

    I can open and view .png in windows picture viewer etc, it is just IE7 that will not allow me too, FireFox works fine with them.

    I cannot repair IE7, i am not sure how to be honest.

    Any input will be greatly appreciated!

    Cheers.
     
  3. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    Did you try a reinstall of IE7?
     
  4. loaderbull

    loaderbull OSNN Junkie

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    How do you do that in Vista?
     
  5. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    I don't know since I still run XP. But you can go to the Microsoft website and download IE7 and then reinstall it I guess.
     
  6. loaderbull

    loaderbull OSNN Junkie

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    As i am running Vista, Microsoft informs you that you have IE7 already (it is a slightly different version for Vista than XP), and tells you that you cannot download it, only for XP/Server 2003.

    I assume that installing IE7 for XP in Vista would not work. There are, as i can find, no means of uninstalling IE7 in Vista, apart from using the sfc /scannow or re-installing Vista, which i really don't want to do, seems as i have all of my programs set up now!

    Cheers.
     
  7. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    You could try a program like Advanced Windows Care from www.iobit.com. It repairs broken and false registry entries and it is for free.

    Maybe this helps, otherwise I would not know either.
     
  8. loaderbull

    loaderbull OSNN Junkie

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    Thanks for the link, although i have fixed it, it was a rather long way of doing it.

    I re-installed Vista, but upgraded, so it replaced the OS files, but left my programs. Why doesn't Microsoft provide some sort of repair function for IE7 i do not know! Would of saved me a whole load of time to just repair rather than the round-a-bout way i had to go through.

    Anyway, thought i would post back to let peeps know,

    Cheers.
     
  9. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    That wouldn't work. The version of IE 7 for XP is different than the one for Vista. There is no downloadable version of IE 7 for Vista.