"Drawing Failed" Error

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by toki tokage, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. toki tokage

    toki tokage Guest

    Hi there,

    I have an error that's been occurring lately, I'm just wondering if anyone
    has had a similar experience or may know a fix for it. When attempting to
    view images either through the filmstrip mode in explorer, or in windows'
    picture/fax viewer, files display fine if scaled down from their full size.
    However, when I try to view them at a larger size (after about 50% of full
    size or more), either by stretching the window or hitting the full-size
    button, the image pane goes blank and displays an error message saying,
    "Drawing Failed."

    Anyone know if there's a way to reinstall this portion of the OS? Some kind
    of DLL or registry tweak?

    Thanks in advance,

    toki tokage, Mar 19, 2006
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    Jason Tsang Guest

    You might want to try re-registering the shimgvw.dll (start, run "regsvr32

    If that doesn't help, you might want to post in a more appropriate newsgroup
    (this would fall under microsoft.public.windowsxp.general or
    Jason Tsang, Mar 19, 2006
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