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20-12-2001, 06:58 AM
I can't use Paint anymore since every time I start it up it says 'caused an error in MFC42.DLL'. I really need to use it so what can I do?

20-12-2001, 07:10 AM
Uninstall and reinstall.

Post back with OS if you don't know how.

20-12-2001, 08:22 PM
Hi Darren, this info is courtesy the MS knowledge base
PSS ID Number: Q185501
The information in this article applies to:

- Microsoft Windows 98
- Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 4.0

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry.
Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it if
a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the 'Restoring
the Registry' Help topic in Regedit.exe or the 'Restoring a Registry Key' Help
topic in Regedt32.exe.

If this article does not describe the error message that you are receiving, view the following Microsoft Web site to view more articles that describe error messages:



When you attempt to start Microsoft Paint (Mspaint) or if you attempt to type
text, click a font size on the Text toolbar, and then press ESC to close the
Text toolbar, and then press ESC to close the Text toolbar, you may receive the
following error message:

Mspaint caused an invalid page fault in module Mspaint.exe at 015f:010259e2.

If you click Close, you receive the following error message:

Mspaint caused an invalid page fault in module Mfc42.dll at 015f:5f4012b3.


WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may
require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that
problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use
Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the 'Changing Keys and
Values' Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the 'Add and Delete
Information in the Registry' and 'Edit Registry Data' Help topics in
Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it. If
you are running Windows NT or Windows 2000, you should also update your
Emergency Repair Disk (ERD).

To resolve this problem:

1. Click Start, click Run, type 'regedit' (without the quotation marks) in the
Open box, and then press ENTER.

2. Locate and click the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre nt 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.

To prevent this problem from occurring, click Text Toolbar on the View menu to
close the Text toolbar.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products that are
listed at the beginning of this article.


This behavior can also occur if you open Paint and the Mspaint.exe program is in
the wrong folder.

Additional query words: mspaint mfc42

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