Change browser settings in order to see pictures


January 24, 2002|By James Coates | James Coates,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

After downloading the new 6.0 version of Internet Explorer, I see very few, if any, pictures when I visit Web sites. If I right-click on a picture mark, I can click "Show Pictures" and an individual picture will load.

In your case, the browser burped upon installation and set itself to not show pictures when Web pages are loaded, a feature that often comes in handy when you have a slow connection and just need the words and not the artwork from a Web site.

The tab for Advanced - a couple of tabs to the right of Connections - calls up a long list of alternative settings for the browser, including the one to show pictures. In your case, put a check next to "Show Pictures" and it will be fixed. Others can disable "Show Pictures" to speed stuff up.

Lately, whenever my computer is turned on, a message saying "Windows can't find a file called iexplore.exe" pops up. It tells me to search for it, but I still can't find it. What should I do to get rid of this message?

Windows is no longer loading correctly on your computer. When the machine boots up, it looks for the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser before it has loaded that software module.

The easiest way to fix this is probably to use the System Restore feature to move your computer's settings back to the state they were in when the computer first came out of the box. Click on Start and then pick Programs and then Accessories and then System Tools and then System Restore.

The System Restore will not destroy data created on the machine, but it will remove programs that had been installed after a given restore point, so you may need to reinstall some software.

James Coates writes for The Chicago Tribune, a Tribune Publishing newspaper. He can be reached at

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