Media player problems

  jake2 19:00 28 Dec 05
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"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because a network error occurred. The server might not be available. Verify that you are connected to the network and that your proxy settings are correct."

Everytime I try to download and play any wmv file from any site I get the above message. Quicktime and the other players work just fine.
"C00D11B3: Encountered a network error
Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the Player encountered a network error. You might encounter this error message for one of the following reasons:

The server is not available (for example, the server is busy or not online). Try again later.
You are not connected to the local area network (LAN) or to the Internet. Connect to the network or Internet, and then try again.
The proxy server settings for the Player are not configured properly. Verify that your proxy settings are correct, and then try again.
To verify your proxy server settings
On the Tools menu, click Options, click the Network tab, and then verify your settings in the Streaming proxy settings area.
Notes

If you do not know what your proxy server settings should be, on the Network tab, select a protocol, click Configure, and then select Autodetect proxy settings or Use proxy settings of the Web browser (available for HTTP protocol only).
If you are connected to the Internet through a dial-up connection, you might not be able to choose the proxy server. For more information, consult your Internet service provider (ISP) or network administrator.
Error ID = 0xC00D11B3, Condition ID = 0x00000000"

Then I get this!
Can anyone help? media player 10. It worked fine until around a couple of days ago. Not aware of changing any settings.
This is really bugging me now, ant ideas?

  jake2 19:07 28 Dec 05

Edit: If I download the file "save target as" etc I can watch it ok.

  Methedrine 19:07 28 Dec 05

Look here.

click here

  Methedrine 19:08 28 Dec 05

Try a system restore.

  jake2 18:59 29 Dec 05

Methedrine:
Thanks for your answers, I was hoping to use the system restore as a last resort, was hoping to figure out what was causing this problem.
I dont know if it's connected but my son was trying to send files via msn and couldn't because of "firewall" issues.
Could both problems be connected?

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