> Pictures on line only....all my personal pictures on my computer are fine.
And one other thought in addition to Rick's always good advice - you
didn't say how you connect to the Internet. If this is a dialup, do you
have any "Internet acceleration" type software running from your ISP?
These "accelerators" give the illusion that your connection is faster
than it really is by downloading compressed images. Since you are
actually downloading less data, it takes less time to get around the
Internet. But of course the images are not clear and sharp the way they
would be if you were downloading them full size. Pixels are data and
less pixels will make a blurry/blocky picture. If this fits your
situation, it's possible that your ISP had an update to their software
that included this acceleration.
Elephant Boy Computers
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User