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Usually, I do not use W machine but I have to use W machine because it is supported with a duplex scanner (same as here). I need to do fast image editing with it and the Paint is the software I use while on W7. Could someone explain how can I get paint working back?

My X220 machine got killed due to low battery while paint was running -- and now apparently Paint got corrupted and so Paint does not start anymore. How to fix this?

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Is W short for Windows? What happens when you launch paint? An error? Nothing at all? Can you browse to the folder containing mspaint and double-click it there? Is there anything in the Windows event logs? – Ian Boyd Mar 25 '12 at 13:30
@IanBoyd: nothing, corrupted Paint (dot). – user114739 Mar 25 '12 at 13:41
Was it a message saying something about Paint was corrupted? – Ian Boyd Mar 25 '12 at 13:51
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sfc /scannow

In an elevated command prompt and if it is corrupted, it will ask for the Windows 7 DVD, insert it.

Also make sure you run the

chkdsk /F

as Administrator and schedule an Disk Check.

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He should also update his anti-virus software, run a virus scan, and download Malwarebytes to check for malware. – Ian Boyd Mar 25 '12 at 13:36
@IanBoyd are all W users this paranoia, sorry I am totally newbie here but suggesting viruses is a bit off. Sounds a bit odd, I think the case must have something to do with corrupted paint, hard to believe malware. I want to keep my W machine simple without much modifications. – user114739 Mar 25 '12 at 13:39
@IanBoyd hhh is right, it cannot be malware. – HackToHell Mar 25 '12 at 13:43
@hhh Right Click cmd > Ran As Administrator – HackToHell Mar 25 '12 at 13:44
Irony is that my X220 did not come with any DVD or anything like that, I have no backup media of this machine, shortly. It has been on my TODO -list but postponed it to clone this machine, more here. – user114739 Mar 25 '12 at 13:44

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