My images' internal palette only have 4 colors: White, black, orange, and the light tan color. The actual images' filesize are around 5 or 6 K each and there are 6 of them including the initial unaltered one.
Unfortunetely, removing the preload code will cause a delay on 56K or slower connections(and yes there are still those who are using sub-56K modems).
As I stated in my initial post, this seems to be an AOL hiccup of some sort since the page loads perfectly in IE and assuming Netscape(I'll tackle that later if it doesn't).
The images are preloading, but AOL won't display the rollovers, delay-free, unless I hit back, then forward in the AOL browser. It's like there's something holding them back.
I have visited other sites with a similar navigation system, and they operate flawlessly. This is Dreamweaver code, by the way.
Any observations would be appreciated.