Windoew Picture Fax Viewer Unoperatable

September 17, 2011 at 13:39:04
Specs: Windows XP, 1.79 GHz/ 1.25 GB
Suddenly my Picture Fax viewer is nonoperational. I get no errors, the CPU is running fine, and this is set as my default viewer, yet nothing. I have run the following

regsvr32 /i shimgvw.dll ( also with /u followed by /i, & with neither)

I also tried restoring with
regsvr32 /i %windir%\system32\shimgvw.dll

Everything runs fine, with no errors, yet the P/F viewer does nothing.

Although not necessarily related, at the same time most of my thumbnail views have failed, and the right click 'set as background' option for images is non-functioning, although I can change in display properties.

Any help/advice would be great :)

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September 17, 2011 at 19:48:59
You have done some good research Jerry, on the bottom of this link you have a section that gives you the registry settings to Prevent Image and Fax Viewer From Stealing Associations.

If you can look at another XP comp the same version as your's, you can then check the values using the link as a guide.

If all else Fails - try these Reg Tweaks also

This also may help.

Change the default image editor application, invoked from Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

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