I'm an avid user of MS Paint, and though I found the 7 version of Paint to be somewhat lacking, I managed to replace it with my previous vista paint from my original laptop. It has been this way for months, and has run perfectly stable up until the 20th, when it started locking up.
I've tried deleting the registry keys already and nothing seems to have worked so far.
The only correlation I can find is that it seems to lock after I "save as," sometimes immedietely.
Here's what the Reliability Monitor has to say about it:
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\System32\mspaint.exe
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: mspaint.exe
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47918ead
Hang Signature: d020
Hang Type: 16384
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: d020418fe7c77d3a9c60076615d14ead
Additional Hang Signature 2: 6065
Additional Hang Signature 3: 6065ca1b358c11ed262ee2eb2692d738
Additional Hang Signature 4: 8ad3
Additional Hang Signature 5: 8ad34443d034f76cdff17dfb6bc98114
Additional Hang Signature 6: 6300
Additional Hang Signature 7: 630022042f617865db49f51d6d8e1ae2