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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Farmer35, Oct 3, 2003.

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  1. Farmer35

    Farmer35 Thread Starter

    Oct 3, 2003
    Recently I lost Microsoft Paint. When I click on the icon, I get this message: "MSPaint.EXE has generated errors and will be closed by windows. You will need to restart the program. An Error Log is being created. I have restarted the computer. This has not helped. I have reinstalled Windows 2000 (no luck). I even reinstalled all the components of MS Office, in case there was something there. (No Luck). What do I need to do to restore this program? And by the way, does anyone know what caused it to disappear?
  2. Kazrath


    Sep 29, 2003
    Run an online scan either from symantec website or Housecall.

    For "unknowns" ruling out viruses is always a first step.

    After that:

    Have you installed any new software or hardware recently??

    Sometimes applications/drivers you install will change key OS file to non standard versions... for example OLEAUT32.dll in win 98 often gets changed from V 2.4X to 3.5X wich isnt compatible with alot of different softwares on a Win 98 platform.

    Other than that.. my only other solution w/o more information is a true format of the disk.. reinstallation of windows.. Then an install of all the critical updates and device drivers.. then putting MS office back on your system.. Then start adding software and testing your afflicted app.
  3. mobo


    Feb 23, 2003
    >1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
    >2. Locate and click the following registry key:
    >HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Applets\Paint
    >3. Right-click the registry key, and then click Delete.
    >This registry key is rebuilt the next time that you start Paint.
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