When you use Windows XP to browse the Internet with Internet Explorer, some Web pages display a red X instead of a picture.

This behavior will occur if the subkeys of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Plugins\Extension and /or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Plugins\MIME are corrupt.

I have scripted FixRedX.bat to resolve the problem.

To use FixRedX.bat:

1. Open a CMD.EXE windows.

2. Type FixRedX and press Enter.

3. Shutdown and restart Windows XP.

FixRedX.bat contains:

@echo off
REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Plugins\Extension" /F
REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Plugins\Extension" /F
REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Plugins\MIME" /F
REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Plugins\MIME" /F
NOTE: See 10389 ยป Pictures are not displayed on Web sites in Internet Explorer?