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Red X image displayed where the applet should be. Applets won't run


This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003
  • Browser(s) Internet Explorer

SYMPTOM(S)
An applet does not load, and the "Java Plug-in Control Panel" shows the following error:
  • java.net.UnknownHostException: www.xxxxx.com
    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...'
Error: Loading Java Applet failed

CAUSE
  • The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) could not obtain proxy information from the browser.
  • The JRE is not configured correctly
SOLUTION
Check proxy settings in the Java control panel and your browser.

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