Re: notepad deleted



BigT
07-10-2005, 01:36 AM
"Richard Schafer" wrote:

> This is a common virus that renames notepad.exe in your
> ....windows/system32 folder to something else and replaces it with a
> bogus version of notepad.exe.
>
> If all Norton did was delete the bogus version in the system32 folder,
> you can probably find a good version (about 65kb) of notepad.exe is
> also in your main "windows" folder... if it is there, copy it to the
> system 32 folder and see if notepad now works...
>
> Good luck!
>
>
> =========On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:02:02 -0700, "billz"
> <billz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:===========
>
> >nortons deleted my notepad because it had a virus that it said it couldnt repair the file. is thier any way to reinstall notepad without doing a total reinstall of xp home?
>
>
Hi,
That sounds like a great idea and should work. However, in my case all
instances of notepad.exe are deleted. Panda eliminated them when the virus
attacked. I have files that I need to access via Notepad and really need the
program. I installed SP2 from an update online also and so when WFP asks for
the SP2 CD, i of course have none. Does Microsoft offer a download of
Notepad anywhere?? This is pretty harsh and apparently near impossible to
replace. Restore will not undo the damage either.
Thanks,
BigT

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 01:36 AM
On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 12:04:02 -0700, BigT wrote:

> "Richard Schafer" wrote:
>
>> This is a common virus that renames notepad.exe in your
>> ....windows/system32 folder to something else and replaces it with a
>> bogus version of notepad.exe.
>>
>> If all Norton did was delete the bogus version in the system32 folder,
>> you can probably find a good version (about 65kb) of notepad.exe is
>> also in your main "windows" folder... if it is there, copy it to the
>> system 32 folder and see if notepad now works...
>>
>> Good luck!
>>
>>
>> =========On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:02:02 -0700, "billz"
>> <billz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:===========
>>
>>> nortons deleted my notepad because it had a virus that it said it
>>> couldnt repair the file. is thier any way to reinstall notepad without
>>> doing a total reinstall of xp home?
>>
>>
>>
> Hi,
> That sounds like a great idea and should work. However, in my case all
> instances of notepad.exe are deleted. Panda eliminated them when the virus
> attacked. I have files that I need to access via Notepad and really need the
> program. I installed SP2 from an update online also and so when WFP asks for
> the SP2 CD, i of course have none. Does Microsoft offer a download of
> Notepad anywhere?? This is pretty harsh and apparently near impossible to
> replace. Restore will not undo the damage either.
> Thanks,
> BigT

Start> Run> MSCONFIG. You will find an "Expand" button in this tool. You
can use it in conjunction with the XP CD to expand a new copy of a single
file such as notepad.exe. This works with the retail CDs and the generic
OEM CD.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

BigT
07-10-2005, 01:36 AM
"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 12:04:02 -0700, BigT wrote:
>
> > "Richard Schafer" wrote:
> >
> >> This is a common virus that renames notepad.exe in your
> >> ....windows/system32 folder to something else and replaces it with a
> >> bogus version of notepad.exe.
> >>
> >> If all Norton did was delete the bogus version in the system32 folder,
> >> you can probably find a good version (about 65kb) of notepad.exe is
> >> also in your main "windows" folder... if it is there, copy it to the
> >> system 32 folder and see if notepad now works...
> >>
> >> Good luck!
> >>
> >>
> >> =========On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:02:02 -0700, "billz"
> >> <billz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:===========
> >>
> >>> nortons deleted my notepad because it had a virus that it said it
> >>> couldnt repair the file. is thier any way to reinstall notepad without
> >>> doing a total reinstall of xp home?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> > Hi,
> > That sounds like a great idea and should work. However, in my case all
> > instances of notepad.exe are deleted. Panda eliminated them when the virus
> > attacked. I have files that I need to access via Notepad and really need the
> > program. I installed SP2 from an update online also and so when WFP asks for
> > the SP2 CD, i of course have none. Does Microsoft offer a download of
> > Notepad anywhere?? This is pretty harsh and apparently near impossible to
> > replace. Restore will not undo the damage either.
> > Thanks,
> > BigT
>
> Start> Run> MSCONFIG. You will find an "Expand" button in this tool. You
> can use it in conjunction with the XP CD to expand a new copy of a single
> file such as notepad.exe. This works with the retail CDs and the generic
> OEM CD.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>
The XP CD does not list any files when I try to use the CD to "Expand". The
"List files of type" only gives the option of *.cab so I couldn't even browse
all files to check for it. Any idea what I may be doing wrong here?

thanks, BigT

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 01:36 AM
On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 05:37:06 -0700, BigT wrote:

> The XP CD does not list any files when I try to use the CD to "Expand". The
> "List files of type" only gives the option of *.cab so I couldn't even browse
> all files to check for it. Any idea what I may be doing wrong here?
>
> thanks, BigT


How to expand Windows XP files from the installation disk
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;888017

Instead of trying to locate the file, type notepad.exe as the name of the
file. Select "i386" as the source folder and let XP do the work of
searching cabs for the file.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

BigT
07-10-2005, 01:36 AM
"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 05:37:06 -0700, BigT wrote:
>
> > The XP CD does not list any files when I try to use the CD to "Expand". The
> > "List files of type" only gives the option of *.cab so I couldn't even browse
> > all files to check for it. Any idea what I may be doing wrong here?
> >
> > thanks, BigT
>
>
> How to expand Windows XP files from the installation disk
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;888017
>
> Instead of trying to locate the file, type notepad.exe as the name of the
> file. Select "i386" as the source folder and let XP do the work of
> searching cabs for the file.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>

I tried your suggestion but XP does not do the work of searching the cabs
for the file. It still wants me to choose a file as the "Restore from"
choice. I have no idea which cab to choose to expand and would like to avoid
having to individually expand all of them.
-BigT

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 01:36 AM
On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 11:03:01 -0700, BigT wrote:
> I tried your suggestion but XP does not do the work of searching the cabs
> for the file. It still wants me to choose a file as the "Restore from"
> choice. I have no idea which cab to choose to expand and would like to avoid
> having to individually expand all of them.
> -BigT

Actually, it's not in a cab. It's in the top level of the i386 folder:
notepad.ex_ is the compressed form of notepad.exe

If you still have trouble with this, you could grab a copy notepad.exe from
a working computer.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 01:36 AM
On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 14:12:20 -0500, Sharon F wrote:

> If you still have trouble with this, you could grab a copy notepad.exe from
> a working computer.

Or from this well known security site:
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/winfiles.html

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


Re: notepad deleted