Windows 7-Notepad constantly opening. Any reasons why?

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  1. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    OK, all you computer Gurus....why does Notepad constantly open on its on with Win 7? And at times the cursor will just disappear and after a hard tap over hard-drive area it will re-appear?

    Any answers?

  2. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    perhaps you have inadvertently set a hotkey or shortcut to open notepad?

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know if I have or not. This has happened since I got this replacement computer with Win 7 (64 bit). I haven't set any shortcut keys.

      1. Michael Willis profile image78
        Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I can be idle...and Notepad will open.

  3. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago
    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I remember that happening  at times when I had Win XP. But not near as many times as it does with Win 7.  As long as it is not some sort of Virus or a hacker  I am probably not that concerned, just will have to keep closing it. lol

      Why can't Windows put out a product without problems??? lolol

    2. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have bookmarked the link you gave me so I can keep up with the discussion to see if someone has an answer.

      Thanks for your answer and the link!

  4. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Its an XP forum - but youll see two of the posts are from diff Win7 users, one with the a barnd new laptop.

    The obvious solution (as also suggested in the thread) is that it must be a shortcut issue - you say this happens during idle also - so a program must be requesting it.

    Look through your task manager and see what programs are running in the background and in your startup folder - disable all that ar enot necessary - this will hekp w/ system performance an dif your lucky you will also find teh offending program.

    Its prob not a win7 error, its probably an annoting bloatware program that came installed or an adware program you picked up inadvertently

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      OK, thanks. I will look at that. Although...not being a computer Tech/Geek...I really am not sure to to look for to disable. 
      I saw the comments with Win 7 on Dell. And since I am one of those unfortunate ones with a Dell I am wondering if that may be a cause also.

  5. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Surely it must be Dell fault lol

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, if only it was that easy!    When I had the issue with XP I had a Hewlett Packard.

 
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