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When i open up files notepads well come up

When i open some files notepads will show up and when i download any thing.then when i click on files it would create shortcut and thats all. it would not bring nothing else up.

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Try a new mouse

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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check your file association settings under my computer.

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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Icons are missing from computer screen

  1. Right-click the desktop.
  2. Point to Arrange Icons By.
  3. Click Show Desktop Icons.

B. To re-create the Show desktop icon yourself, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type notepad in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Carefully copy and then paste the following text into the Notepad window:[Shell]
  3. On the File menu, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as "Show desktop.scf". TheShow desktop icon is created on your desktop.
  4. Click and then drag the Show desktop icon to your Quick Launch toolbar.

Feb 05, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Recreate the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch toolbar

To re-create the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch
toolbar, follow these steps....

1. Use any text editor (such as Notepad) to create a
file with the following lines:
2. Save the new file as a file named Show Desktop.scf
in the WindowsSystem or WinntSystem32 folder. Note
that Notepad may automatically append a .txt extension
to the file name. Remove this extension if Notepad
adds it. These steps do not work if the file is named
Show Desktop.scf.txt.
3. Quit Notepad.
4. Using Windows Explorer or My Computer, right-click
the Show Desktop .scf file, and then click Create
5. Copy the new shortcut to the appropriate folder. In
Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98, copy the shortcut
to this folder: WindowsApplication DataMicrosoftInternet
ExplorerQuick Launch

In Microsoft Windows NT or Microsoft Windows 2000,
copy the shortcut to this folder: WinNTSystem32
In Microsoft Windows XP, copy the shortcut to the
following folder: WINDOWSSystem32ConfigSystemprofileApplication
DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch

6. Rename the shortcut to Desktop.
The Show Desktop icon automatically appears on the
Quick Launch toolbar.

on Jun 24, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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Fatal error cooooo34 Problem after updating to (sp1).how i can fix that from bios?i tried all the other ways

01. Reboot your computer while it's starting up.
02. When your computer starts up again, choose the option "Launch Startup Repair"
03. When the Startup repair starts, click cancel.
04. After you click cancel it will show a box. Click "Don't Send"
05. Click the link "View advanced options for recovery and support"
06. In the new window click Command Prompt at the bottom.
07. In Command Prompt type this and press enter: notepad.exe
08. Notepad will open. In notepad go to File-->Open.
09. Change the type of files notepad views from .txt to All Files
10. Now in Notepad, go to C:\Windows\winsxs\ (or whichever drive Windows is installed on)
11. In that folder, find pending.xml and make a copy of it
12. Now open the original pending.xml (it will load really slow because the file is huge)
13. Press CNTRL+F and search for the following exactly: 0000000000000000.cdf-ms
14. Delete the following text (yours will be a little different):
<DeleteFile path="\SystemRoot\WinSxS\FileMaps\_00000...
<MoveFile source="\SystemRoot\WinSxS\Temp\PendingR... destination="\SystemRoot\WinSxS\FileMaps...

Your PC might not have all 3 sections of code (<Checkpoint>, <DeleteFile>, <MoveFile>). Just make sure you delete section "Checkpoint" and whatever other sections have "000000000000000.cdf-ms". They will be right next to eachother.

15. Save the file, close notepad, close command prompt, restart your computer.

Once your computer starts up, do a normal startup (it may stall for 5-10 minutes at the "starting windows" screen, but leave it going) and the Service Pack will install some more stuff and restart a few times and then everything should be working! For some people, it reverts everything and cancels the service pack installation. For other people, the service pack installation completes. Either result is fine.

May 04, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Problem with opening ini files...

from each computer:
right click on a .ini file,
select 'open with...'
choose notepad and select the box that says 'always use the selected program to ope this kind of file'
click 'ok'

Apr 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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When you open the file, Windows may be trying to open it with the wrong program. It may be trying to open a picture file with Notepad, which would result in numbers and unreadable characters. If this is the problem, right click on the file, choose "Open With", and choose the appropriate program.

Apr 05, 2008 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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Cannot open my D drive by double clicking but it shows the option open with note pad help

You drive has been infected by a virus. but I think you can still open it by not double click rather to right click on the D drive and choose explore from the menu.
But this not the solution save the files somewhere and work out on removing the virus.

Mar 27, 2008 | Operating Systems

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I can't get files to come up

Hi, Based on your post/description, it would seem that most of your document/aaplication file associations have been moved over to notepad. This is only possible if: 1. Somehow you have lost/deleted your word processing application and all others; 2. Virus/malware infection which changed file association; 3. Registry change/fault; 4. System/Application files corrupted. Actions you can try: a. Scan your system for virus/malware b. Apply/follow Microsoft's recommended repair/changing of file association in c. Repair/Modify/Reinstall all your applications d. Worst case scenario is you may have to reinstall your OS and of course thereafter all your applications. Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

Sep 20, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I canit open files

Change the file associations in Windows. Right click a file you wish to open and then select the OPEN WITH option and then select CHOOSE PROGRAM. If the application you wish to use is NOT in the PROGRAMS list, use the BROWSE option to locate the one you want. Check the ALWAYS USE THE SELECTED PROGRAM TO OPEN THIS KIND OF FILE option and then click OK You can do this for any other file types that are wrongly associated. It may be worthwhile finding out what caused your file associations to get messed up in the first place. You may have a virus.

Sep 15, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I can't pull up files

Sounds like you have a trojan virus. Try your request again for live help. My popup blocked it. It's open now

Sep 14, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I can't open files

whatever you are downloading and trying to open is something that you have not got the software associated with it to open it and either you have chose notepad to open up the file or windows as selected it as default as it cannot find a programme that you have installed to open it. If you know that you have an associated programme, right click on the file select open with and then browse for the required programe.

Sep 13, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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