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Anonymous
April 16, 2005 7:21:56 PM

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I am using XP Home and have installed SP1 and SP2. System is current on
Windows updates.

I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows
I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows\System32
I can access the icon using Start/programs/accessories/notepad
and checking the properties at that point indicates the following

Target %systemroot%\system32\notepad.exe
Start in %homedrive%%homepath%

Whenever I try to open notepad I get the icon in the taskbar but nothing
else
If I try to open a .txt file I get the same result
If I try to open the same text file in word pad the file opens properly

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Anonymous
April 16, 2005 7:21:57 PM

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Go to accessories,R.click on tools,open,in the new window,R.click any
open space,new,shortcut.In the location field window,type:C:WINDOWS\
system32\notepad.exe
You could/might also,install xp cd,exit the info page,then go to run,type:cmd
In cmd type:Sfc /Scannow When its thru,type:CHKDSK C: /F Agree to restart,
then type:EXIT Remove xp cd,restart computer.

"Bob Nadon" wrote:

> I am using XP Home and have installed SP1 and SP2. System is current on
> Windows updates.
>
> I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows
> I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows\System32
> I can access the icon using Start/programs/accessories/notepad
> and checking the properties at that point indicates the following
>
> Target %systemroot%\system32\notepad.exe
> Start in %homedrive%%homepath%
>
> Whenever I try to open notepad I get the icon in the taskbar but nothing
> else
> If I try to open a .txt file I get the same result
> If I try to open the same text file in word pad the file opens properly
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated
>
>
>
>
April 16, 2005 9:34:15 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Run a virus check and the mircrosoft anti spyware software. I had
something similiar a while back.


On Sat, 16 Apr 2005 15:21:56 -0400, "Bob Nadon" <bobnadon@kos.net>
wrote:

>I am using XP Home and have installed SP1 and SP2. System is current on
>Windows updates.
>
>I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows
>I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows\System32
>I can access the icon using Start/programs/accessories/notepad
> and checking the properties at that point indicates the following
>
> Target %systemroot%\system32\notepad.exe
> Start in %homedrive%%homepath%
>
>Whenever I try to open notepad I get the icon in the taskbar but nothing
>else
>If I try to open a .txt file I get the same result
>If I try to open the same text file in word pad the file opens properly
>
>Any help would be greatly appreciated
>
>
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April 16, 2005 9:34:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Might also be that the notepad window was moved off of the desktop, like into
the space a second monitor would use. Go into your desktop settings and see
if you have a second monitor turned on and disable it if it is. Any windows
in its space should move over to your primary monitor.

"JP" wrote:

> Run a virus check and the mircrosoft anti spyware software. I had
> something similiar a while back.
>
>
> On Sat, 16 Apr 2005 15:21:56 -0400, "Bob Nadon" <bobnadon@kos.net>
> wrote:
>
> >I am using XP Home and have installed SP1 and SP2. System is current on
> >Windows updates.
> >
> >I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows
> >I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows\System32
> >I can access the icon using Start/programs/accessories/notepad
> > and checking the properties at that point indicates the following
> >
> > Target %systemroot%\system32\notepad.exe
> > Start in %homedrive%%homepath%
> >
> >Whenever I try to open notepad I get the icon in the taskbar but nothing
> >else
> >If I try to open a .txt file I get the same result
> >If I try to open the same text file in word pad the file opens properly
> >
> >Any help would be greatly appreciated
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
April 16, 2005 11:12:23 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Many thanks for yoyr thoughts. Unfortunately none of them worked. For the
mean time I have associated .txt files to be opened with wordpad. I can
live with that.

Thank you

"Bob Nadon" <bobnadon@kos.net> wrote in message
news:%23EZoJmrQFHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>I am using XP Home and have installed SP1 and SP2. System is current on
>Windows updates.
>
> I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows
> I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows\System32
> I can access the icon using Start/programs/accessories/notepad
> and checking the properties at that point indicates the following
>
> Target %systemroot%\system32\notepad.exe
> Start in %homedrive%%homepath%
>
> Whenever I try to open notepad I get the icon in the taskbar but nothing
> else
> If I try to open a .txt file I get the same result
> If I try to open the same text file in word pad the file opens properly
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 17, 2005 12:19:36 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Should have picked up on this as soon as I read JP's reply. I had recently
installed a new video card and sure enough notepad was on the other monitor.

Many thanks JP. Thanks also to the others for their thoughts.

Bob Nadon



"Aaron" <Aaron@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C84A0D42-1818-4EEA-A1CC-93892CDEF31C@microsoft.com...
> Might also be that the notepad window was moved off of the desktop, like
> into
> the space a second monitor would use. Go into your desktop settings and
> see
> if you have a second monitor turned on and disable it if it is. Any
> windows
> in its space should move over to your primary monitor.
>
> "JP" wrote:
>
>> Run a virus check and the mircrosoft anti spyware software. I had
>> something similiar a while back.
>>
>>
>> On Sat, 16 Apr 2005 15:21:56 -0400, "Bob Nadon" <bobnadon@kos.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >I am using XP Home and have installed SP1 and SP2. System is current on
>> >Windows updates.
>> >
>> >I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows
>> >I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows\System32
>> >I can access the icon using Start/programs/accessories/notepad
>> > and checking the properties at that point indicates the
>> > following
>> >
>> > Target %systemroot%\system32\notepad.exe
>> > Start in %homedrive%%homepath%
>> >
>> >Whenever I try to open notepad I get the icon in the taskbar but nothing
>> >else
>> >If I try to open a .txt file I get the same result
>> >If I try to open the same text file in word pad the file opens properly
>> >
>> >Any help would be greatly appreciated
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 9:51:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

--
hellsapoppin


"Bob Nadon" wrote:

> I am using XP Home and have installed SP1 and SP2. System is current on
> Windows updates.
>
> I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows
> I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows\System32
> I can access the icon using Start/programs/accessories/notepad
> and checking the properties at that point indicates the following
>
> Target %systemroot%\system32\notepad.exe
> Start in %homedrive%%homepath%
>
> Whenever I try to open notepad I get the icon in the taskbar but nothing
> else
> If I try to open a .txt file I get the same result
> If I try to open the same text file in word pad the file opens properly
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 9:52:08 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

note pad has disappeared from my accessories list and I was wondering if I
could just reinstall it. I'm, awfully computer ignorant
--
hellsapoppin


"Bob Nadon" wrote:

> I am using XP Home and have installed SP1 and SP2. System is current on
> Windows updates.
>
> I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows
> I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows\System32
> I can access the icon using Start/programs/accessories/notepad
> and checking the properties at that point indicates the following
>
> Target %systemroot%\system32\notepad.exe
> Start in %homedrive%%homepath%
>
> Whenever I try to open notepad I get the icon in the taskbar but nothing
> else
> If I try to open a .txt file I get the same result
> If I try to open the same text file in word pad the file opens properly
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
April 27, 2005 8:07:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Mike,

Create a shortcut to the following, and place in your Accessories folder:
Calculator - c:\windows\system32\calc.exe
MS Paint - c:\windows\system32\mspaint.exe

Restore the items in Accessories and System Tools:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/accessories.htm

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Mike Trinder" <(mike)@(christopherbell.co.uk)> wrote in message
news:D 4io7m$d2p$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Missing from my Accessories are MS Paint and Calculator. They were there
> previously. I can open Calculator by going via help, but can't find where
> it is stored to create a shortcut. The same applies to MS Paint. Can
> anyone suggest a remedy?
>

"jughead1" <jughead1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CEE6AD85-DD00-4BE3-BFB0-431B4E628881@microsoft.com...
> note pad has disappeared from my accessories list and I was wondering if I
> could just reinstall it. I'm, awfully computer ignorant
> --
> hellsapoppin
>
>
> "Bob Nadon" wrote:
>
>> I am using XP Home and have installed SP1 and SP2. System is current on
>> Windows updates.
>>
>> I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows
>> I can see notepad.exe in the file list in C:\Windows\System32
>> I can access the icon using Start/programs/accessories/notepad
>> and checking the properties at that point indicates the following
>>
>> Target %systemroot%\system32\notepad.exe
>> Start in %homedrive%%homepath%
>>
>> Whenever I try to open notepad I get the icon in the taskbar but nothing
>> else
>> If I try to open a .txt file I get the same result
>> If I try to open the same text file in word pad the file opens properly
>>
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated
>>
>>
>>
>>
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