I don't have enough posts yet to provide links, so this problem description will be a little like handwaving. Wish I could link to an image of what I am about to describe. Several forums I frequent allow a poster to post an image using image tags. They have a button to open the HTML script for the purpose and all you do is insert the URL for where the image is stored. For all of my other machines, when I open a post with an image tagged image, the image appears in the post just as it should. That works if the image was posted by someone else or by me in one of my posts. On this (my main) machine, when I open the exact same post, where the image should appear a funny small icon (not hot) appears. One of the forum moderators suggested going into IE/Tools/Internet Options and scrolling down to make sure image placeholders was not checked and show picture was under multimedia. That is how both were set, so that didn't help. On net I found posts saying an ad blocker could see an image tagged image as a popup ad and block it. I disabled my AdMuncher with no effect -- so that isn't the problem. I also found comments suggesting a firewall might be the problem. I use ESET Security Suite, so I turned off the firewall -- with the same result. I even turned off the entire suite just in case, but that didn't make a difference either. Bottom line is that this machine shows a small icon where the picture should be and all of the other machines show the linked image just as they should. If any one has a suggestion I would appreciate hearing it. I have already spent several hours on the problem and don't have any other ideas to try.