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Thread: To stop the notepad pop up at windows startup

  1. #1
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    May 2009

    To stop the notepad pop up at windows startup

    I upgraded my OS from Windows Vista to Windows 7. After the complete installation when i restarted the computer, every time the note pad popup. I checked in the start up item also but it was not there. Whenever the system boots up the notepad starts automatically. Is this is a virus problem ?
    Last edited by abhishek; 13-05-2009 at 05:08 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Re: To stop the note pad pop up at windows startup

    Your note pad popup automatically at the windows startup because it is configure in desktop.ini. It is not a virus it is just a startup bug.

    So repair it do the this :

    Go to Start Menu > All Programs > and Right click on the Startup menu.
    Now select the option of Explore all users . A window will appear.
    Right click on the destop.ini file and choose properties.
    Select the Hidden option and Click OK.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Re: To stop the note pad pop up at windows startup

    To resolve your popup issue try this :

    • Double Click on My Computer.
    • Select Folder Option > View Tab.
    • Under the View Tab select Show hidden files and folders.
    • And also select Hide protected operation system files.
    • Now you will be able to see the hidden destop.ini files.
    • Open Windows 7 start orb and at the search type: shell:startup and press Enter.
    • Inside the startup folder deleted the desktop.ini file

    Now restart your computer. It will not appear again.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Re: To stop the note pad pop up at windows startup

    Normally the notepad is popping up due to the destop.ini file created in Windows 7 startup folder.
    You will need to manually delete the file to stop this.
    Try this.
    Go My computer and select the Folder Option tab under Tools.
    Or You can also select it from Start Menu > Control Panel > Folder Option.
    Under Folder Option Uncheck Hide protected operating system files to view the hidden desktop.ini file.
    Now open My computer and navigate to the following tree:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    Delete the desktop.ini file.
    After go to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    Delete any desktop.ini if present.
    Restart your computer.

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