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Strange NotePad PopUp

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Greetings, Experts.

Ever since I added a new user account to my WinXP Home computer I get this strange pop-up in a NotePad window whenever I log into that account. Here's the NotePad message:

[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787


That's all it say's and I have no clue why. I can X out of it and everthing is fine, but it annoys me.

What is this, and how do I remove it?
Thanks.
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This MSKB article explains the problem:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330132
Notepad Starts With "[.ShellClassInfo] LocalizedResourceName=@%SystemRoot%\System32\Shell32.dll,-21787" When You Start Your Computer

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Thanks Lee, that worked.

Here's a run-down of what happened:
I went to MS link you provided and used Method 1. Of the 3 entries, only "drive:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup" showed the exact offending .ini file, so I deleted and booted as instructed.
No Joy.
In fact, I now have a new Program Listing in my fly-out START>PROGRAMS  at the very last which says desktop.ini
I clicked on that, and the NotePad window did NOT show that offending code, so I am leaving it alone because I do not know what will happen if I delete it. It reads:

[.ShellClassInfo]
LocalizedResourceName=@shell32.dll,-21782
[LocalizedFileNames]
Windows Media Player.lnk=@C:\WINDOWS\inf\unregmp2.exe,-4
Remote Assistance.lnk=@%systemroot%\system32\rcbdyctl.dll,-152
Internet Explorer.lnk=@xpsp1res.dll,-11001
Outlook Express.lnk=@xpsp1res.dll,-11004

So, I used Method 2 as described in your link. That worked, but the new above desktop.ini file is still in the last listing of my START>PROGRAMS fly-out. I quess I'll live with that. At least I don't have the pop-up now.

Thanks.
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