Thanks, Pesala. Correcting the target field to C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe now makes the notepad open when I open it from Start-Programs-Acc-Notepad. But when I click a text document in Windows Explorer it still opens as command prompt. How do I correct this?
VoG, I have tried this, I tick the box to always use this application, but their is no apply box to tick and when I come back to this the tick has dissappeared. Also, when the command prompt window opens, it says on top C:\WINDOWS\system 32\Notepad.exe.
VoG, the TXT file association fix did not work. What do I do now? As for the suggestion of spikeychris, pasting what he has written, just flashes open the command prompt window for a second and then it closes.