Mapped network drive opens notepad

Posted on 2009-04-17
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
When I click on a mapped network drive in Windows XP, the Notepad program opens a blank document.  The drive maps to folder on a Windows 2000 Server.
Tried opening the specific folder on several different computers.  Some network drives open notepad, others do not.

When I right click on the mapped drive the menu shows Autoplay, AuToPlay as the first, and second items on the list.  
The network drive can be accessed using a DOS prompt and by using Windows Explorer.
Notepad only seems to open when going through My Computer and listing the existing drives.

I already tried searching the registry for anything strange.   Is this a virus or a file association gone wrong?
Thanks for any help.

Question by:johncarterfirst
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    Expert Comment

    Open the registry and search for either Auto Play or Auto Run, press F3 to
    continue searching and you should eventually find a few folders that contain notepad.exe
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    Accepted Solution

    Is there an "autorun.inf" file in the root-directory of the mapped drive?
    If so: What's the content of it?
    Try moving it away or just renaming to something like "autorun.inf.old" or so.

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