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Paint cannot read this file?

By Jacob91
Jun 2, 2006
  1. 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.
     
  2. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 269

    It's trying to open the files with paint obviously. Find out why.
     
  3. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    go into folder option>file types. change those that is neccesary. otherwise, reinstall ms paint from add/remove programs>windows components.

    post back if your still stuck.
     
  4. jjlandis

    jjlandis TS Rookie

    Here is why Paint Brush Gives you that error

    Some TIF files are 48-bit. I tried to open some TIFs from MS Image Writter but got that error :

    paint cannot read this file. This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported.

    Currenty, I do not know of a program to edit a 48-bit TIF. This issue is published on MS web site...

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917498/EN-US/

    System XP SP2 tried w/ Regular Paint also tried Adobe PS and Paint.Net...
     
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