Windows 10: Notepad on startup

Discus and support Notepad on startup in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I recently had to do a factory reset on my Windows 10 laptop. As a result, Notepad began to pop up on startup and display a message. I'd like it to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by ewormuth, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. ewormuth Win User

    Notepad on startup


    I recently had to do a factory reset on my Windows 10 laptop. As a result, Notepad began to pop up on startup and display a message. I'd like it to not do that, but haven't figured out how to get it to stop. It doesn't show on the startup menu. I deleted the particular message (and at this point I don't know what it said) but it still pops up every time I start the computer.


    Any ideas? Thanks.

    :)
     
    ewormuth, Aug 7, 2019
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  2. JCabebe Win User

    Notepad

    I followed your suggestion but wasn't able to find Notepad listed on the startup. There are some listed as program but don't know which ones it could be.
     
    JCabebe, Aug 7, 2019
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  3. Notepad

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Appreciate your interest in using Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below:

    • Open Task Manager. Here’s a tip: press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
    • Click on Startup tab.
    • Select Notepad from the list and click on Disable.

    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to write to us
    for any other assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Aug 7, 2019
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  4. Bree Win User

    Notepad on startup

    Notepad consuming cpu 40%


    Your screenshot of Task Manager and the notepad.exe properties shows the same size and creation date as in @dalchina's earlier screenshot. So it looks like it is the real notepad that's running.

    But - it isn't running the way it should. In your Task Manager there should be a > to the left of notepad, and clicking on it should open up a list of the Notepad instances that are running, along with the name of the document that's open (or 'Untitled - Notepad' if none).

    Yours doesn't show that (compare it with dalchina's screenshot). Notepad is running - yes, but not the way it's supposed to. It appears to be in the list of background processes, not in the list of Apps where it should be. Could something be trying to run it as a service? Perhaps some malware set this up, but failed to replace the genuine notepad.exe with its counterfeit one?

    As a first step I'd look at the Startup tab in Task Manager for clues.
     
    Bree, Aug 7, 2019
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