This was a problem I encountered in 8.0.2 and hoped 8.5 would correct. When I start Notes in standard mode, I am asked to enter my password but when the status bar almost completes, the splashscreen closes and Notes disappears.
I have found some posts about HOMEDRIVE, HOMEPATH and USERPROFILE paths being different, but these are all the same and the problem persists.
I am able to run Notes in basic mode but am missing the sidebar.
Feedback number WEBB7NGJH9 created by Adrian Stewart on 01/20/2009