When i click to open Paint some error comes up telling me that it has performed and illegal operation......

The details are the following:

MSPAINT caused an invalid page fault in
module MFC42.DLL at 016f:6c37f9eb.
Registers:
EAX=00000000 CS=016f EIP=6c37f9eb EFLGS=00010202
EBX=00680c94 SS=0177 ESP=0056f91c EBP=0056f940
ECX=00007fff DS=0177 ESI=00691330 FS=1247
EDX=000163a4 ES=0177 EDI=0056f950 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
89 48 58 8b 45 fc 3b 47 0c 7c cf 33 f6 39 77 0c
Stack dump:
00000001 00680c94 00680c94 000001e0 00000008 00691330 0056f998 00680c94 00000008 0056f9a4 6c3d66b6 0056f950 00000000 6c40f438 6c40e488 006912a0

Can someone please help me?

Have you checked for viruses lately? It's possible that a virus has infected MFC.dll, or something.

how long ago did this happen?

"The Computer Man"

If you don't find any viruses ,I would try this ,go to control panel , add & remove programs /,add & remove windows components ,accessories and uncheck paint if it checked ,ok you way out then go back in and reinstall paint .

I have check for viruses, with AntiVir, and nothing showed up..

I did what you told me,caperjack, and it does the same thing..

Hey, thanks that seemed to have solved it.

Hey, thanks that seemed to have solved it.

Your welcome .:)