Weird error When trying to use notepad...

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    paulson060267

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    Whenever I try to open a file with notepad by double clicking on it ' I I get a Windows cannot find error with the correct pathname to the file yet the file does actually open anyway. I ussuaally just close the error message and can do everything to the open file I want to ussually. So this isn't too big a deal but... It has gotten pretty annoying!!! Can anyone offer any assistance that might help me to eliminate this annoying glich? Thanks Matt
     
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    Tried Chkdsk

    I tried running the ChkDsk It says that it is Clean but the error continues.....ummmm.... What now?
     
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    okay, that means that it is not checkdisk related, please give me the exact error, no paraphrasing, thanks.
     
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    Okay, her is an example of the error message:
    Windows cannot find ' C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\OTL.txt Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file , click the start button, and then click search.


    I get this error every time I click on a .txt file to open it in notepad. I have ussually done this from the desktop. The file does actually open so it is finding the file even though the error message says it is not. When I open notepad first and select a file to open from the open menu I do not get the error. Also, I went to file type associations to check if they were set properly for .txt's in notepad and they were set right as far as I could tell but just to be on the safe side I reset them again. That didn't solve the problem, I still get the error. Hope this is the information that you need, Thanks for trying to help. Looking forward to hearing your suggestions. Matt
     
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