If you can't find at the usual place (Programs", subsection "Standard") links to launch Notepad, you can create one here again. This can be done in several ways. For example, you can open Windows Explorer (CTRL + E), navigate to the system32 folder, which is stored in the windows folder and find the executable file Notepadand notepad.exe. Then you have to drag it, right-click on the location links to start. That is, first drag it to the "start" button, hold without releasing the button until a drop-down menu, then dragged to the section "Programmes", also wait disclosure, move on to "Standard" and release the button. The conductor will ask, what you need to do is create a copy and move the file here, or create shortcut. Select "Create shortcut" and then right-click the created item with the name notepad and rename it to "Notepad".
If the case is not the lack of links, but the fact that Notepad doesn't open when you select the corresponding item in the menu, the case is a bit more complicated. Apparently, the executable file is corrupted and needs to be replaced. You can find this file on the installation disk of the operating system or the Internet and replaced with a new version spoiled. It is stored in the Windows system folder, system32 folder.
There's another alternative - instead of the spoiled Notebookand install a similar application from another manufacturer. Such text editors that preserves the advantages of Notepad, but provides additional capabilities, you can find many online. For example, if you install in a computer program called NoteTab, then she will do all the necessary operations for replacement of a Notebookand, if you select the Help item Replace MS Notepad.