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Mspaint (Error in MFC42.DLL)

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I'm attempting to use Mspaint, and encountering the following infuriating message "Mspaint has caused an error in MFC42.DLL. Mspaint will now close. Anyone have any clues on this particular conundrum? Thanks.
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http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/mspaint.htm

some links to look at while I do some more research
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nope I reckon you'll find it fairly quickly in the above link. what is the exact error message ?
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Thanks a million. The link provided the solution to the problem. It is caused by an invalid page fault in module Mfc42.dll. The methodology involves firstly removing the accessories in your Add/Remove settings, and then deleting the following registry keys: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Current Version\Applets\Paint B:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Current\Version\Applets\Wordpad. Everything returns in pristine condition.Just for posterity this was the original error message  "Mspaint has caused
an error in MFC42.DLL. Mspaint will now close."Thanks once again for your assistance.
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