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Taskbar Can't Open A Program


I am trying to open a program. It opens and shows in the task bar but when i try and open the program i just get the "thinking" pointer and then nothing. If i right click on the icon in the task bar the option to pin appears and the an icon as if the page has opened. The other option is to close the window. Any ideas?

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