A Red X image is displayed where the applet should be, applets won't run
Before proceeding with the steps outlined below, please ensure that you are indeed getting the RED X issue. The Red X issue is often confused with the (more likely) missing plugin icon which is easily remedied. Before proceeding, we recommend first following the steps recommended in TroubleShooter missing icon resolution.
RED X IMAGE SYMPTOMS:
An applet does not load, and the "Java Plug-in Control Panel" shows the following error:
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source)
Or, you see an image that looks like a small white box with a Red X in it
Or, the browser cannot display the program, and shows the error message
"Loading Java Applet Failed..."
This issue is caused because Java could not obtain proxy information from your web browser.
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