Notepad logs will not stop running when I boot.

November 17, 2016 at 06:39:04
Specs: Windows 7
Cannot stop the Notepad logs. They run until the computer is completely locked up.

I cannot delete, cannot stop the constant running of the logs.


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#1
November 17, 2016 at 06:46:28
Not sure what you mean by "Notepad logs". If you mean logs which just happen to use Notepad for displaying then try to determine where they are coming from - what program. Task Manager might give you a clue (Control-Alt-Del keys then look in Processes for what is running.

If it was recent you could run System Restore (Windows) selecting a restore point just before it happened. This will retain your own stuff. Type System Restore in Search.

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#2
November 17, 2016 at 07:29:45
When I boot up, the screen starts filling up with logs running down the screen. They run so rapidly I cannot delete any of them. After numerous screens have run, the computer locks up.
I cannot get past this screen to do anything. When I do ctrl alt del, I briefly see notepad, but then the screen fills with the logs that will not stop running.

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#3
November 17, 2016 at 08:09:15
Not sure what they are but doubt they are anything to do with Notepad. Sounds like they arrive before Windows starts.

Tap F8 key continuously as soon as you power it up and see if you can get it to show the startup menu. If so there are several ways forward.

Did this happen recently?

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#4
November 17, 2016 at 08:24:51
After more than a dozen tries, I finally got into safe mode. I'm now running disk cleanup and will then run Malwarebytes. Maybe one of these will get rid of whatever is causing this problem.

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#5
November 17, 2016 at 08:38:48
OK - at least that proves it's a software issue.

If all else fails System Restore is still possible. It can be run from command prompt if necessary, like this:
https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-sta...

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#6
November 17, 2016 at 09:51:40
Sloowly but surely I'm tracking this sucker down. Thanks for the advice. I will definitely try System Restore next.

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#7
November 17, 2016 at 12:30:20
You mentioned MalwareBytes (great program) but when you've fixed your problem run this very small freebie too - it often finds browser malware that MWB can miss:

AdwCleaner:
https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...
(blue "Download Now" button on right).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

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