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Windows Picture Viewer

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July 9, 2008 at 11:13:14
Specs: XP Home, P4

I'm having a weird problem. When I open up a picture in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer the picture comes up fine but all the option buttons that are normally under it are gone. I can't figure out how to get them back and Google hasn't been any help. Ideas anybody?

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#1
July 10, 2008 at 00:58:19

Kreeos, dunno your answer, but do have a suggestion for you. Get (free) Irfanview @:
http://www.irfanview.com
and use it to view your pictures. It's an excellent graphics manipulator and I think you'll like it at least as well if not better (better IMHO).
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
July 10, 2008 at 06:00:33

See if it gets fixed by uninstalling
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, in Add/Remove Windows Components.
Then re-install it.

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#3
July 10, 2008 at 10:55:53

@ Chuck

Where would I find the file to re-install it? Would it be on my Windows XP CD?


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#4
July 10, 2008 at 11:16:00

Kreeos,, Try the following.

Start>Run than copy & paste or type in:

regsvr32 shimgvw.dll

Click OK

If that doesn't correct the problem:

Start>Run than copy & paste or type in:

regsvr32 /I shimgvw.dll

Click OK

Note that the spacing is important.

Tufenuf


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#5
July 10, 2008 at 18:37:06

Tried both, neither worked.

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#6
July 11, 2008 at 05:18:45

Back when I first got my computer with XP,
I check marked Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, in Add/Remove Windows Components.
It got installed without a CD.

XP may have installed it by using a file that is contained within C:\WINDOWS\inf

With those shortened file names, unknown which INF file. I see the game 'pinball' in that folder.


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