Notepad problem upon login



Bill Greene
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
I opened an e-mail with a notpad attachment which I tried to open. I could
not open it. After that every time I log on to my computer I get a small
square box that says - "The system cannot find the specified path" OK! Behind
that little square box is a big square box that is titled "Untitled Notepad".
Can someone tell me what to do so these do not come up everytime I log on to
my computer. Thank you!
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privateye

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 01:31 AM
Bill,

Was that attachment an executable file-type?

How to troubleshoot by using the System Configuration utility in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310560

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Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com
http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx


"Bill Greene" <BillGreene@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F488D1EE-CCEE-4516-AB5A-4639469C5433@microsoft.com...
>I opened an e-mail with a notpad attachment which I tried to open. I could
> not open it. After that every time I log on to my computer I get a small
> square box that says - "The system cannot find the specified path" OK!
> Behind
> that little square box is a big square box that is titled "Untitled
> Notepad".
> Can someone tell me what to do so these do not come up everytime I log on
> to
> my computer. Thank you!
> --
> privateye

Bill Greene
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
I believe it was but it would not open for me and then caused this problem.
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privateye


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Bill,
>
> Was that attachment an executable file-type?
>
> How to troubleshoot by using the System Configuration utility in Windows XP:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310560
>
> --
> Ramesh, MS-MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
>
>
> "Bill Greene" <BillGreene@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F488D1EE-CCEE-4516-AB5A-4639469C5433@microsoft.com...
> >I opened an e-mail with a notpad attachment which I tried to open. I could
> > not open it. After that every time I log on to my computer I get a small
> > square box that says - "The system cannot find the specified path" OK!
> > Behind
> > that little square box is a big square box that is titled "Untitled
> > Notepad".
> > Can someone tell me what to do so these do not come up everytime I log on
> > to
> > my computer. Thank you!
> > --
> > privateye
>
>

David Candy
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
Notpad is a virus. It replaces notepad with notpad and renames notepad to notpad. So it's hard to know what you mean - too many nots and notes. Your AV probably deleted the file.

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"Bill Greene" <BillGreene@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:298C5708-50D0-4F8F-9514-FE334A949E3B@microsoft.com...
>I believe it was but it would not open for me and then caused this problem.
> --
> privateye
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Bill,
>>
>> Was that attachment an executable file-type?
>>
>> How to troubleshoot by using the System Configuration utility in Windows XP:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310560
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, MS-MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>>
>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
>> http://www.winhelponline.com
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroupsetup.mspx
>>
>>
>> "Bill Greene" <BillGreene@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:F488D1EE-CCEE-4516-AB5A-4639469C5433@microsoft.com...
>> >I opened an e-mail with a notpad attachment which I tried to open. I could
>> > not open it. After that every time I log on to my computer I get a small
>> > square box that says - "The system cannot find the specified path" OK!
>> > Behind
>> > that little square box is a big square box that is titled "Untitled
>> > Notepad".
>> > Can someone tell me what to do so these do not come up everytime I log on
>> > to
>> > my computer. Thank you!
>> > --
>> > privateye
>>
>>


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