Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Microsoft Paint

by will4vols / October 24, 2005 12:31 PM PDT

I have noticed my Microsoft Paint utility has vanished. I am running XP Home on a Dell Inspiron 6000. Yet have have tried Google, I have also tried doing a windows search(which I knew would be useless). Now time to come ask the fellow CNETers.


Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Microsoft Paint
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Microsoft Paint
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Try this. . .
by Coryphaeus / October 24, 2005 12:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Microsoft Paint

Open Control Panel. Click Add/Remove. On the left click Add/Remove Windows Components. Under Accessories. . ., click Details. Under Accessories (yes, again), click Details. The next window to open will have Paint listed. Is it checked? If not, check it. If it is, uncheck it, click Ok, and back out. Then go back in and recheck it.


Loud pipes, long necks, and loose women. Nowhar but Texas!
Click here to see the CNet faces, learn a little about telephones,
internet connections, spyware removal, and download free software.

Collapse -
Re: Microsoft Paint
by Tufenuf / October 24, 2005 12:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Microsoft Paint

Will, mspaint.exe should be located in your C:\Windows\System32 directory(folder). If you find it there just create a shorcut and put it C:\Documents & Settings\All users\Start Menu\Accessories directory(folder).


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?