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"Bad Track" error, though not able to turn off, or get away from that screen

I deleted some songs off the mp3, but not all of them. Then i discover that all my songs are gone, upon this i go to a tracklisting and recieve the notifaction "bad track" and am not able to exit this screen, turn off the mp3 player or access the folder for the mp3 via the computer. It is basically frozen, any suggestions?

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I encountered the same problem with my Sansa mp3 player. To fix it, you'll have to reset your mp3 player, meaning all songs and files will be deleted when you format the mp3 player. To do so: Connect the mp3 player to your computer Go to My Computer Double Click on your mp3 player HD You'll get a Warning box saying "Formatting Will Erase ALL data on the device. This may include any settings stored on the device. To Format device, click on OK. Click OK Wait until completed with Format and you are "Bad track" free! Reload your songs using whatever software you use. I use Windows Media Player and was happy to see the songs I had on my mp3 player. All I had to do was sync them again. Hope this helps! When asked I use Windows Media player to sync so I still have that on my playlist. To get rid of

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