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Notepad opens on boot

  1. #1


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Notepad opens on boot


    Hi, I recently upgraded my W7 Home premium to a genuine copy of 8 Pro that I got through school and now every time it boots, note pad opens up and has a smaller window saying "Access denied." I don't see anything funny looking in the start up section of task manager and everything in 7 seemed to be good and virus free before the upgrade.

    Any help is appreciated!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 59
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Download Autoruns and see if there is a .txt or other file that is in the startup folder/registry.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I went through initially and turned off all the yellow highlighted items, and now checking again there is an entry that is "text/xml" so Ill report back shortly

    EDIT: No luck, notepad still opens with an "Access Denied!" window
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  4. #4


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    This is sveral months old but I figured I'd add that there was a .ini file that needed to be deleted which fixed it
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  5. #5


    Lytle TX
    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    1. Check your startup folder... (i Forgot where it is (Google it))
    2. check your startup programs by going to the start screen -> searching "msconfig" (without quotes) -> startup. there might be notepad.exe

    hope it helps
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  6. #6


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks, there was actually a bad .ini file in the boot folder that needed to be deleted
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