Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: notepad has taken over computer

06 Aug 2012   #1

64bit windows7
notepad has taken over computer

NOTEPAD has taken over computer cannot open any apps everything is a problem cannot open system restore have tried various anti virus programs please help johnaugustus

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Aug 2012   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I suppose it really wants you to write something in Notepad.

It sounds like the associations for .lnk (LNK) and .exe files may have gotten messed up. If you like, you could download and merge the .reg files for the listed lnk and exe options in the tutorial below to restore their default associations and hopefully fix this for you.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 notepad has taken over computer

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
what does notepad++ do
what does it do what is the purpose of having this can i create websites html's, a software, or what
Trying to copy txt file in Notepad. "Notepad: Access is denied"
:mad::confused::cry: If I had known how much hassle Win 7 was I would have stuck with XP! Well I suppose its a learning curve.... Latest major hassle, I have a text file on my E:\drive, this is a copy of my XP C:\ drive before I installed Win 7 on it. I have now been able to get to it...
General Discussion
problem from replaced notepad ++ with notepad
I find some post that saying can replace our notepad with notepad++ so I do it but now it had a problem with notepad++ because when I open every *.txt it ask to create new this picture
Installation & Setup
Error message when I replaces "notepad.exe" by "notepad++.exe"
Hi, I folow this tutorial: How To Replace Notepad in Windows 7 - How-To Geek After, when I started the "notepad.exe" (notepad++ executable) from C:\Windows the error below appears:
General Discussion
Is there a hack that disables Notepad's printing of the current filename at the top of the page? Mark
General Discussion
Notepad++ 5.5.0 Available

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App