Notepad.exe is one of important programs in Microsoft Windows. We know that it is used for writing memos or small text files. It is different from any other files. In normal condition, the notepad.exe file is located in system directory C:\Windows\System32. You can go to find it out right away.
"NOTEPAD.EXE has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." This information may come out to prompt you when you are trying to trun off applications or programs. It means that there is an error occured in your computer. In addition to this error message, there are four symptoms will come out on your PC as following:
Firstly, the version of your Windows Operation System is piratic probably. As a result, the notepad program has been changed by someone. The real one is a safe program in Microsoft Windows. However, many malicious programs use similar names like it.
Secondly, the notepad.exe file is infected by virus or spyware. If notepad.exe file and note file are in the same folder, your PC is infected by virus really.
In order to scan and remove those maliciou softwares, you should install antivirus and antispyware tools on your PC. Finally you can go to clear them by steps as following:
Another way, you can take action to copy an intact file from any other normal computer with the same version of Operation System, and remove it to the right location. This way could be much easier than those steps from the above.
In conclusion, If you notice that there is a notepad.exe error occured in your computer system, you should learn to download a registry repair tool to scan your PC. As a registry repair tool can detect and fix various of system errors automatically. What's more, it can help you protect and optimize your PC in a good performance regularly.