Yesterday, I faced a wired yet crazy issue. My machine has a bit freshly installed windows 7 and so while running web site hosted on local IIS, I was getting a pretty plain asp.net pages without CSS and Images being loaded properly. After a little investigation, it appears to be a problem with Windows feature installation. All you have to do is run ‘optionalfeature’ command and make sure ‘Static Content’ option is checked. Hope this would help you, if you face similar kind of issue.