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Missing paint games and calculator


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JaMoniJones

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Some time ago my Microsoft paint games and calculator disappeared off my system. I didnít think much about it because I really didnít use the programs. Now that I need the problems I would like to get them back. I do not remember uninstalling them. I do not have a restore point on my computer to receive the files. I also do not have a back up cd with the programs. I have tried to replace these items by add remove components feature in the control panel however, no luck. I am using windows xp with sever pack 2. If someone could help me resolve my issues I would greatly appreciate it.

Edited by JaMoniJones, 03 November 2007 - 04:10 PM.

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Hello JaMoniJones,

Is it possible that just your shortcuts have been deleted (from the start menu)?
Navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32 and scroll down through the system 32 folder (DO NOT DELETE THINGS). Look for the missing programs there, everything is in alphabetical order: calc, mspaint, and your games are listed by name as well: freecell, mshearts, sol, spider, etc..
If you find them there, you can click on and drag them to your start menu, or just right click and send to desktop. This will create a new shortcut to the program.

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JaMoniJones

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Yes, thats what it was. Thank you very much
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Hi, I faced this problem too. I wrote a post on my blog that gives atleast three alternatives ways of fixing the 'calculator and paint missing issue'. Please visit:http://bharathreddyt.wordpress.com/2009/02/25/calculator-paint-missing-in-windows-xp/
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