Internet Explorer 6 may stop responding and does not display images in a Web page on the XP SP2 based computer
- You have a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based computer that is running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.
- You set the following temporary Internet file settings in Internet Explorer 6:
- You select the Every visit to the page setting.
- You set the Amount of disk space to use setting to 1 megabyte (MB).
- You configure Internet Explorer 6 to use only a single HTTP 1.1 connection.
- You significantly reduce network bandwidth on the computer, and the Web server takes longer than expected to respond to HTTP requests.
In this scenario, Internet Explorer 6 may stop responding when you visit a Web page. Additionally, no images are displayed in the Web page.
Ok, so I always recommend that people set IE to use check for new versions of a page on every visit, or every time IE is restarted because the "automatically" option is notoriously buggy, eventually behaving just like the "never" option (meaning that if a page changes, you won't see the changes unless/until you empty your IE cache) - but why the heck would anybody set disk space to 1 megabyte??
Anyways, for those of you who *do* want to set their IE cache to 1 megabyte (please don't) there is a hotfix available to you - please note that you will also have to edit the registry after applying the hotfix.