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Weird MSPaint Problem

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Toyman, Jan 6, 2006.


  1. Toyman

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    This is a strange one. Whenever I try to open or save in MSPaint, the application closes. It doesn't prompt to save or anything, it just goes away.

    Basically, It's having a problem with common dialogs.

    Attempting to do a "Print..." causes a crash, apparently in NTDLL.DLL.

    Info: Windows XP, just updated this morning with all patches.

    Problem started before this.
     

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  2. RaiderRodney

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    Hmm...have you tried doing a rollback from system restore?
     

  3. Toyman

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    No, the last time I did a system restore I got screwed. I've narrowed it down to something that is trying to load without proper permissions, but that's still a long ways off.
     
  4. fastvfr

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    Open Task Manager> Processes and tell me how many you have running, or, better yet, do a screenshot (GIMP or IRFanView will allow this too) so I can see what's running.

    Usually this is caused by a conflict between badly-written spyware and badly-incorporated M$ code.

    It isn't hard to fix; at worst you'll get to run SFC.
     
  5. Washington D.C.

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    It seems like installing or updating MS Office or MS word will change the the graphics filter settings.This removes the "save" option in MS Paint.There is a file available that will register your current graphic filters.(may be Microsoft Office Converter Pack).You may be able to fix it in MS Word setup or I think MS Office setup is the one you want.
     
  7. Toyman

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    Fixed! Not sure what it was exactly, but I went and got the .NET update through Windows Update, and that seems to have fixed whatever was messed up.

    Doing a REGMON during the operation indicated that paint got as far as looking into the FileExt part of the registry before it crapped out.