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How can I uninstall NotePad

My HP Pavilion Windows 8.1 Notepad has stopped working and I want to uninstall it. I went to the Start menu and did a right click on the Notepad app but the option to uninstall did not come up. I went to My Computer and clicked on uninstall files but Notepad was not in the list.

How can I uninstall Notepad?
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  1. You cannot, it's a Windows file

    What did you do to break it?
  2. you cannot uninstall it but you can delete it

    GO TO C:\Windows type n then noteped will be highlighted
    press shift+delete it will be gone

    but i suggest you to use notepad++ instead of
    that notepad given by windows

    mark my ans as best if it works

    REGARDS
    DZ
  3. DineshZaladekar said:
    you cannot uninstall it but you can delete it

    GO TO C:\Windows type n then noteped will be highlighted
    press shift+delete it will be gone

    but i suggest you to use notepad++ instead of
    that notepad given by windows

    mark my ans as best if it works

    REGARDS
    DZ


    Notepad is a system file, it will auto generate if you delete it.

    If you have a problem with Notepad, I suggest you run an Antivirus program on your system, like Malware Bytes.
  4. Alec Mowat said:
    DineshZaladekar said:
    you cannot uninstall it but you can delete it

    GO TO C:\Windows type n then noteped will be highlighted
    press shift+delete it will be gone

    but i suggest you to use notepad++ instead of
    that notepad given by windows

    mark my ans as best if it works

    REGARDS
    DZ


    Notepad is a system file, it will auto generate if you delete it.

    If you have a problem with Notepad, I suggest you run an Antivirus program on your system, like Malware Bytes.


    I tried Malware Bytes with no success.
  5. Best answer
    What is the actual issue you are having?

    open CMD and type
    sfc /scannow

    That should repair any system files
  6. Alec Mowat said:
    What is the actual issue you are having?

    open CMD and type
    sfc /scannow

    That should repair any system files


    Alex,

    Notepad now works after running sfc /scannow.

    Scannow found other files that are corrupted and cannot be fixed. So far I haven’t found any problems. Should I do a restore? Or let ride at the moment?

    Thanks,
    SamD123
  7. Reboot in safemode and try.

    Could be looking as a disk issue as well.

    Try
    chkdsk C:

    If it wants repairs, put
    chkdsk C: /f

    This might take 2 hours, you will need to press Y when prompted and reboot. It will look like it's hanging, but it takes time.
  8. if sfc.exe /scannow reports errors that it can not fix, you will want to run
    dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    this will go online and get a non corrupted copy of the OS file and fix your local copy.

    Note: after you are done, reboot and try the SFC.exe /scannow again
  9. johnbl said:
    if sfc.exe /scannow reports errors that it can not fix, you will want to run
    dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    this will go online and get a non corrupted copy of the OS file and fix your local copy.

    Note: after you are done, reboot and try the SFC.exe /scannow again


    johnbl,

    I ran the “dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth” command and re-ran “SFC.exe /scannow”,
    This time there were no corrupted files.

    Thanks,
    SamD123
  10. SamD123 said:
    johnbl said:
    if sfc.exe /scannow reports errors that it can not fix, you will want to run
    dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    this will go online and get a non corrupted copy of the OS file and fix your local copy.

    Note: after you are done, reboot and try the SFC.exe /scannow again


    johnbl,

    I ran the “dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth” command and re-ran “SFC.exe /scannow”,
    This time there were no corrupted files.

    Thanks,
    SamD123


    If you are getting corrupt files and you have not done anything to cause it, I would check start backing up any files you deem important to the cloud, or to USB. You could be looking at a dying hard drive.
  11. Alec Mowat said:
    SamD123 said:
    johnbl said:
    if sfc.exe /scannow reports errors that it can not fix, you will want to run
    dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    this will go online and get a non corrupted copy of the OS file and fix your local copy.

    Note: after you are done, reboot and try the SFC.exe /scannow again


    johnbl,

    I ran the “dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth” command and re-ran “SFC.exe /scannow”,
    This time there were no corrupted files.

    Thanks,
    SamD123


    If you are getting corrupt files and you have not done anything to cause it, I would check start backing up any files you deem important to the cloud, or to USB. You could be looking at a dying hard drive.


    Thanks Alex - I am using a Toshiba external hard drive with now EZ software.
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