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Notepad keeps popping up

  • Notepad
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
November 14, 2006 5:40:37 PM

Help, I have a problem!!!!!
Notepad keeps popping up while windows is loading after a few seconds it closes again. I have no idea why my computer is doing this, but it is really annoying

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November 14, 2006 5:55:36 PM

Check for viruses, malware, etc.
November 14, 2006 6:03:39 PM

Also, check your startup files (Start/Run then type msconfig).

One of your startup applications may be trying to open a readme.txt file or something similar.
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November 15, 2006 3:24:05 AM

check scheduled tasks for any odd job entries
November 17, 2006 6:04:28 PM

Delete notepad.exe or move it to another location and see what error you get. Post in forum if you want.
November 17, 2006 9:51:51 PM

did you install something and have it for some reason read the readme file?

is the notepad viewing any data? or it's just loading a blank notepad?

if anything yea move it from it's location or first go to the msconfig and see if for some reason it's a startup object listed.