Ozy 22:27 27 Jun 2003

While working with a Paint file, it went off,
A box said,
Paint has encountered a problem and needs to close.
For more information click here,

Click on ?click here? another box came up with
System information and a module name,
Module name mfc42u.dll
Click for more info came up with an error report

Going to ?search? I found two files,
mfc42u.dll E windows\system32
mfc42u.dll E windows\winsxs\86

I have tried unticking Paint with,
Remove windows components,
Shutting down the computer, rebooting and
Reinstalling Paint with add windows components,

Also tried msconfig / expand file,
It could not find the file from XP home disk
Paint still will not run
how can i get paint back?

  Jays 22:37 27 Jun 2003

Hi - sorry can't help. Is there Paint inXP 'cos I can't find it?

  Qmar 00:18 28 Jun 2003

I'm making a terrible generalisation ; here it goes:"most problems are most quickly dealt with by reverting to a saved copy of type 'virgin' o.s. (using Drive Image or such.).Additional advise would be to keep data and programs separate from the o.s.-

maybe pcadvisor has an free article on this site on this topic.-have a look.

  Audeal 01:30 28 Jun 2003

Jays: Paint can be found at C:\WINDOWS\system32

  Megatyte 02:08 28 Jun 2003

System Restore?


  keith-236785 05:17 28 Jun 2003

start/all programs/accessories/paint

  Ozy 09:59 05 Jul 2003

Paint icon is in Programs / Accessories
Click on it and get the same error box

I have now reinstalled XP Home over the top,
It has put another user on my computer,
I had to name it,
If I go into this account and click Paint,
Paint comes on screen
I still cannot ger Paint on the original user

  Ozy 22:05 08 Jul 2003

Transfering all my files to the second user
I have deleted the original user,
I can now get Paint

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