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Microsoft Paint Died

Discussion in 'Windows XP' 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. Krall


    Sep 30, 2003
    Try re-installing just MS Paint.
    Click start,settings,control panel,add/remove programs.
    When the add/remove programs box opens, look on the left side and click where it says Add/Remove Windows components.
    Will open a new window. Look for paint listed (you may need to expand some of the catagories with the plus signs or highlight a catagory and click details button. Im not too sure if there are plus signs cause im not at a win2k machine right now)
    Once you find paint , If it is checked, un-check it and click next to remove it. Then repeat these steps till you find it again and the put check mark back for paint and click next to re-install. If it was un-checked to begin with, just check it and click next to install it.

    PS You will need your windows CD
  3. SPC J.W.

    SPC J.W.

    Apr 6, 2003
    I just came across your lost MSpaint message, I think the solution will work just fine. I just wanted to tell you about a free paint program you can download online.
    It's called Pixia. Just seach for it on your search bar. It's a lot more fun than MSpaint. Have fun. J.
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