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"BAD TRACK" Everything was fine...downloaded some new music yesterday, listened to today the songs I downloaded (and many more) say "BAD TRACK" and the sansa skips to another song...sometimes skipping madly through my playlist, seemingly at random. HELP!

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You have a corrupt file - bad file...

Corrupt files for sansa -

Plug your player in, in MSC mode.

Right-click on it.

Click "properties"

Click "tools"

Click "Error Checking"

Check both the boxes on the error checking window that pops up, and click start.

After it finishes, check your player to make sure your player is normal.

If that don't work then format =

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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