Windows pictures and fax viewer is opened and closed rapidly

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Hi There!

I use windows picture and fax viewer default software for JPEG.

But now I have a problem about it.

JPEG to view by windows picture and fax viewer.

When I click any JPEG to view by windows picture and fax viewer then it open only 2-3 seconds and closed automatically.

Why it will close automatically?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #92884

Windows pictures and fax viewer is opened and closed rapidly


Hello Rob parker,

The problem you told here is only because of the files which are now not able to perform their original work. I want to tell you that because of some viruses there are the files which affected a lot and your windows picture file is also one of them.

So first of all you should scan your computer for viruses specially your C drive and then if possible, I must suggest you that you would install again that software or may be repair your windows again. Always scan your computer from virus it is very much essential for those who are using the internet.


Answered By 0 points N/A #92885

Windows pictures and fax viewer is opened and closed rapidly


Hi Robparker,

It is closed automatically due to system overload, sometimes, image viewer are affected by the system overload. System overload is a too much heaviness that the computer is suffering, because of too much installed software.

Another reason that may cause of the sudden closing of your image viewer is the virus, make sure that you have an antivirus scanner so that you can protect your computer system from any unnecessary image. 


  1. Update your antivirus.
  2. Free your computer from any heavy software, delete it if necessary.
  3. Check your camera, if ever you upload the image by the use of the camera, because sometimes, camera carries a virus that may affect your computer. 
Answered By 574120 points N/A #308086

Windows pictures and fax viewer is opened and closed rapidly


That’s odd because it shouldn’t happen if there’s nothing wrong with the operating system. In Microsoft Windows, when you view an image from the Windows Explorer, the image will open using the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer by default. And this window or the image will not close by itself automatically unless you close it yourself.

If the image closes automatically after a few seconds, this behavior is very odd. First, check your machine for any sign of infection. Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool and install it. Once installed, start Sophos then wait until its virus signature database gets updated. When updating is complete, click “Scan” to scan your machine. The tool will scan your entire computer including devices connected via USB port.

When a virus is found at the end of the scan, remove it then repeat the scan over and over until it no longer detects a virus. When the computer is already clean, try viewing an image again then see what happens. If this doesn’t work, try using the SFC utility. Click “Start,” “All Programs,” “Accessories” then right-click “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator.”

For Windows XP, just run the command prompt. In the command prompt window, type without quotes “sfc /scannow” then hit Enter. When you are prompted to insert the Windows setup CD or DVD, insert the disc on your optical drive and continue. When it is finished, close the command prompt then restart the computer. See if this works.

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