Downloading GIMP shouldn't really screw with MS Paint. I have GIMP, PS, and MS Paint and nothing seems to crash when I open any of them. I say you System Restore back to the day when it wouldn't crash and see whats happens than.
alright i restored my latest 1
but now i dont have any of my games,gimp,ms paint and im using internet explorer 5
anywayzzz now there is no cropping tool,no brush,pencil,paintcan ect ect
im about to strap 20 lbs of c4 to my towwer >