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« on: June 30, 2003, 07:06:32 PM »

I'm baaaaack.Huh?

Windows 98: mspaint won't open.  "Program has performed an illegal operation etc. etc."
Fault in module 4cmf.dll(?)  I went to the MS help page and they give step by step instructions along with warnings and disclaimers for deleting and then re-entering the program in the registry editor in what looks to be MSDOS BUT they do not give how to get to the registry editor. Help.  I don't see no registry editor in the MSDOS categories I can find.  Than You.
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2003, 02:39:52 PM »

Hi,

The registry editor is a Windows app.

1. Start > Run
2. Type 'regedit' (no quotes) and hit OK.
3. BACKUP REGISTRY: File > Export
4. Give filename and location
5. Make sure the ALL option at the bottom is selected and then export your registry.
6. Do your changes and if something goes wrong, you can double click the export file to re-import you old settings.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no SAVE option in regedit, everything you change is instant and cannot be undone unless you have a backup.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2003, 06:41:58 PM »

Hi,

Have you tried uninstalling and re-installing MS Paint?

1. Start > Settings > Control Panel
2. "Add/Remove Programs" icon
3. "Windows Setup" tab
4. Select "Accessories" and hit "Details..." button
5. Unselect "Paint" and hit OK, then "Apply"
6. Paint will be uninstalled
7. Go back and select "Paint" and hit OK, then "Apply"
8. You may be prompted for the Win98 CD
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2003, 09:38:55 PM »

Sylvain,
Yes I have tried uninstalling and re-installing mspaint.  I think my ISP computer program is a 'bruiser' and just knocks anything that it doesn't recognize as itself to hell and gone.  I made the mistake, after working on an mspaint image late one night and having the ISP connection open of shutting down the computer using the regular shut down procedure via the start button without closing the seperate programs beforehand.  After that paint just doesn't come up.  I get this message saying the program has performed an illegal operation etc. details says that the problem is an invalid page fault in module MFC42.DLL etc.  Microsoft's help page for windows 98 says that re-registering the the paint program is the solution BUT to be very, very careful.  Thanks to your input I can now get to the registry editor but my screen choices seem to be different. I don't see 'Back-up Registry' and, if I get there.  Also I was having trouble getting to your donation page.  It stayed blank.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2003, 01:06:52 PM »

Hi,

Sorry for the confusion, the "BACKUP REGISTRY:" was more a title than an instruction. Step 3 above should be "3. File > Export"

I verified the "Donation" and it should be working now!
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2003, 03:37:20 PM »

Try this:

1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add/Remove Programs.
2. Click the Windows Setup tab, click Accessories, and then click Details.
3. Click the Paint check boxes to clear them, click OK, and then click OK.
4. Using Registry Editor, delete the following registry keys and then restart your computer:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Applets\Paint

5. Start the Add/Remove Programs tool as described in step 1.
6. Click the Windows Setup tab, click Accessories, and then click Details.
7. Click the Paint check boxes to select them, click OK, and then click OK.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2003, 03:03:32 PM »

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