Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Wordpad/notepad Problems


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 diyahnih

diyahnih

  • Members
  • 41 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Ohio
  • Local time:04:19 AM

Posted 19 August 2006 - 09:47 AM

Hello everyone,
after using jv16 power tools to clean registry and broken shortcuts, i find that now notepad will not save to any folder; and any text i create with wordpad does save, but i have to manually create a word association to open the document every time i view it. I restored the backups from jv16 power tools, but it didn't help--i think i may have deleted a shortcut that wordpad uses to automatically open any wordpad documents. And probably notepad "saving document" also? :thumbsup: any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks-
diyahnih

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 rubiconeye

rubiconeye

  • Members
  • 156 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:19 AM

Posted 19 August 2006 - 10:36 AM

hi, diyahnih,

have you tried using 'system restore' to restore your computer at a date preceeding your registry tinkering? failing that you may have to do a windows repair from your xp cd.

i have never used jv16, so cannot comment on that app, but many so called 'reg cleaner/fixer' programmes seem to be indiscriminate on what they find. i would analyse these findings well before pressing the 'delete/fix' button. also, don't rely on a programme you haven't used and trust to make a backup. better also to make your own independent backup as well!

good luck,

#3 tg1911

tg1911

    Lord Spam Magnet


  • Members
  • 19,274 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SW Louisiana
  • Local time:03:19 AM

Posted 19 August 2006 - 12:38 PM

For Notepad, try this:
kellys-korner
Restore Notepad.exe - #326, on the Left

For Wordpad:
Have you tried to set the file association?
Double click My Computer.
At the top, click Tools.
Select Folder Options.
Click the File Types tab.
Scroll down to the file type you want to open.
Click on it, to highlight it.
Click the Change button, which will open a new window.

If the program you want to use is an option:
Select it.
Then put a check in the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file box (if this is selected, all of these file types will open in the selected program).
Click OK.
Click Apply.
Click OK.

If the program you want to use is not one of the options:
At the bottom, click the Browse... button.
Navigate to the program you want to open this file, located at C:\Program Files\selected program.
Highlight it (single click), and click the Open button.
Double click the executable (.exe) for the program.
Then put a check in the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file box (if this is selected, all of these file types will open in the selected program).
Click OK.
Click Apply.
Click OK.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#4 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,077 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:04:19 AM

Posted 20 August 2006 - 08:51 AM

JV16 tools are very powerful. As you've seen, they can destroy settings very easily.

As I recall, there is an option to save an "undo" of the changes made - did you have that option running at the time?
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

#5 diyahnih

diyahnih
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 41 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Ohio
  • Local time:04:19 AM

Posted 22 August 2006 - 02:49 PM

Thanks bleepingcomputer, usasma, rubiconeye & much thanks to you tq1911--your info worked :thumbsup: . i have uninstalled jv16 power tools-- i no longer half way trust that software. i tried system restore, and the other ideas; they didn't work-- but tq1911's info did. I thank all of you for responding to my XP problem.

diyahnih

#6 tg1911

tg1911

    Lord Spam Magnet


  • Members
  • 19,274 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SW Louisiana
  • Local time:03:19 AM

Posted 24 August 2006 - 11:21 AM

You're welcome, diyahnih.
Glad to be of help.
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users