Can't open notepad...urgent

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kdt511

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I can go to start>accessories>notepad, and it will open.

But, when i double click on a notepad file, it won't open. It doesn't do anything. Yes, those files are set up to open with notepad. I can right click on these files and open with WordPad, but they won't open up in Notepad.
I can also have Notepad open, and do a file>open and open these files. The only thing that doesn't seem to work is double clicking on the .txt files themselves.

Any suggestions?
 
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Search for Notepad.exe. Be sure there are at least 2 copies, one in Windows and one in Windows\System32 folders. Copy to whichever is missing.
 

kdt511

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There is one in /windows/ notepad.exe

There is one in /windows/system32/ notepad.exe (created 2001), which is weird considering I reformatted and reinstalled XP a few weeks ago

There is another one in /windows/system32/ notpad.exe (created yesterday evening, yes, it's notpad, not notepad)

The two in /system32 are slightly different File Versions, but they're both 67.5kb.

Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot.
 
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