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Media Player Encountered A Problem While Downloading The File


Every time i try to get onto firefox, or any other program on my computer windows media player pops up and says 'windows media player encountered a problem while downloading the file. ' then i am given the option of close or web help. Also the icons that are pinned to my task bar have no pictures. Only on my account does it do this and i can't access anything.

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