Hi. I am new to these forums, and I am not very computer savvy but I can do a lot more than most people. I have a problem. Everytime I try to open just about anything (Mozilla Firefox, MSN messenger, Notepad) I get a message that says Paint cannot read this file (File path) This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported. I have tried Microsoft's Help and support site, and that proved to be no help whatsoever, as it tells me to open my add or remove programs and i cannot open that due to paint error. I tried a system restore, and that wont even work because of this strange error. I also doubt this being a virus. I have quite a bit of virus software on my computer and what I think this is is the registry entries for the JPEG graphics filter are missing or damaged. I would really like some help with my predicament.