Notepad loaded with crazy code symbols on start

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illumin8r
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Notepad loaded with crazy code symbols on start

Post by illumin8r » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:59 pm

Since the last upgrade, every time I start or restart my PC, Notepad opens on my screen in place of Yo Window and it's filled with lots of crazy code symbols. If I click the CLOSE X, it closes, but Yo Window closes, too, and I must manually restart the program. I didn't have this problem before I updated to 4.1, so it must be a bug in the program because nothing else was changed on my PC.

WIN7 Home Premium 64-bit

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Re: Notepad loaded with crazy code symbols on start

Post by ikarus1969 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:33 am

My first thought was that "exe"-files has been associated with notepad but then all the other programs would not run either (and be displayed with notepad).

Is it possible that you post a screenshot of what happened in this strange case? Where we can see notepad with the crazy code symbols?

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Re: Notepad loaded with crazy code symbols on start

Post by illumin8r » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:41 pm

Here is a screenshot of the Notepad upon restarting. I hope this helps.
YoWindowStartup.jpg

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Re: Notepad loaded with crazy code symbols on start

Post by Wally© » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:13 pm

That is your YoWindow screensaver opening...Not the actual program...

It seems like your .scr extension is wrongly associated...

Copy and paste in notepad all the lines between the dotted lines...

Save the file as scrfix.reg (make sure to choose any file type in the dialogue...)

Double click the file...ignore all warnings and click on add to registry...

You might have to restart your pc in order for this to work...

Good luck !!!

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.scr]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.scr]
@="scrfile"

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile]
@="Screen saver"
"FriendlyTypeName"="@shell32,-10162"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shell\config]
@="C&onfigure"
"MUIVerb"="@shell32.dll,-10209"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shell\config\command]
@="\"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shell\install]
@="&Install"
"MUIVerb"="@shell32.dll,-10210"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shell\install\command]
@="rundll32.exe desk.cpl,InstallScreenSaver %l"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shell\open]
@="T&est"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shell\open\command]
@="\"%1\" /S"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shellex\DropHandler]
@="{86C86720-42A0-1069-A2E8-08002B30309D}"

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.scr]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.scr]

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Re: Notepad loaded with crazy code symbols on start

Post by Wally© » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:53 pm

I forgot to mention...

If you did not change this file association then I suggest you run a full pc virus/malware scan...

From the screenshot you posted I can tell there seem to be a lot of programs running in your system tray...

I would suggest disabling some of those on start-up...(msconfig...)
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