Wordpad appearing during start up

  [DELETED] 13:07 04 Aug 2003
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Help please! Using Windows 98 , the new Wordpad window appears every time during start up and has to be closed to allow the process to continue. What can I do? My preferred option would be to uninstall Wordpad as I never use it but I can't find it anywhere! Thanks.

  [DELETED] 13:25 04 Aug 2003

maybe it got moved there by mistake.

You don't need to remove it.

  xania 13:26 04 Aug 2003

Whatever you do, DON'T delete Wordpad. It sounds as if something in your boot-up is calling Wordpad and if you delete it you will then generate different error messages about missing files. You need to find out what is causing Wordpad to open.

1

2Run the program msconfig and check all the tabs for any reference to Wordpad and uncheck them.

2 If this fails, try rebooting in step-by-step mode (press <F8> during the start-up process) and see what is being loaded when Wordpad opens. You may need to delete and re-install the appropriate drivers to correct the problem.

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  xania 13:27 04 Aug 2003

Whatever you do, DON'T delete Wordpad. It sounds as if something in your boot-up is calling Wordpad and if you delete it you will then generate different error messages about missing files. You need to find out what is causing Wordpad to open.

1 Is any program not working correctly - this may give a clue

2 Run the program msconfig and check all the tabs for any reference to Wordpad and uncheck them.

3 If this fails, try rebooting in step-by-step mode (press <F8> during the start-up process) and see what is being loaded when Wordpad opens. You may need to delete and re-install the appropriate drivers to correct the problem.

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