Windows 7 Paint Drawing Problem

Tonight I had a problem with Paint in Windows 7 Home Premium where the program was not drawing at my cursor but in a different spot. I made a box starting at 1,1, and ending at 100,100 pixels. The resulting box that paint drew was started at about 9, 169 and ended at about 274,392 pixels. The canvas is at 800x600. I have no idea what caused this, as Paint was working just fine a day or two ago. I uploaded the picture on imageshack if that helps.
http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/3268/painterror.png
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Hey gjensendykes,

Welcome to Microsoft Answers.

Cursor inaccuracy could be related to mouse as well as the application. Please check in other paint application to confirm the same. Alternatively, you can check with another mouse to validate. By now, you should be able to know where to focus.

If mouse is the culprit, it could either be the case that the mouse is faulty or the driver is bad.
If working with another mouse doesn’t reproduce the problem, this indicates the status of the mouse. If the problem persists with other mouse, then check for new driver from the manufacturer’s website. Downloading the same should fix the alignment problem.

To verify if Mspaint is the culprit, verify by creating a test user account.

Create a user account
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/Create-a-user-account

If paint works in new user account, then it is highly likely that the old user account is corrupt. Please post back with the details so that we can assist you further.
Regards,

Shinmila H - Microsoft Support

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Last updated July 18, 2020 Views 12,440 Applies to: