im having the same problem i have Adobe Reader 9 installed and every time i try to open Adobe Reader 9 it says Acrobat failed to load Core DLL and i was on the monster energy website trying to open this PDF file and it wouldn't open and i restarted my Computer and i tried to reinstall Adobe Reader 9 but it says there and Error. So can someone please tell me whats up with my Adobe Reader 9.
This has become fairly frustrating for me. I read through the other questions with the same problem, there seem to be very many ... and I wonder why adobe products isn't responding. I have many of the same potential items each of us thinks is the "culprit". I don't know what CA antivirus is, but it does seem that after I loaded stopzilla antivirus recently, I too, have this dll problem.
My pdf loaded and it was actually working today, but when I pulled up the docs I wanted to read, they were garbled/jumbled or in some other format that was indecipherable. Now when I try to load a pdf file, it won't even load, I have the same problem about the" core dll won't load". I wonder,
So, it's got me thinking why.... and... I recently responded yes to a question adobe asked in an updare or something... or should I say offered, about (can't remember exactly what it was) but it was something like, do you want us(adobe) to maintain internet security for ???, I can't remember what they were tracking or what it exactly asked, but I said yes and I wonder if that security is the problem. Does anyone have clarification for my "garbled/jumbled" speak?!
I cannot open the program. Adobe failed to load its Core DLL. Wondering if it has a compatibility problem with Bit Defender 2011 which I recently installed? So where is the answer from Adobe's techincal support staff?
OK I got mine fixed. here is what i found on the support website under Adobe REader
You can also repair Adobe Reader using Control Panel:
You can also repair Adobe Reader using Control Panel:
I followed the instructions and Adobe could open the new Reader afterwards.
I had the same problem but I just discovered that it only gives me that message and won't open PDF files in Firefox. I can open them and it works fine with Google Chrome. Hope this helps. I tried the repair option and that did not work. It must be an issue with Firefox.
All you should have to do is install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Once installed, change the default program to launch when a PDF is opened to the latest one that you installed. easiest way to do that. right click on a program, go to Open With..., then Choose Default. a new dialogue box will open, and you can choose which PDF program you want to open with... make sure you choose the latest version.
What i noticed in my scenario was that i could open PDF files, but only after opening adobe reader x, and going to file--> open--> selecting my PDF.
but when i had items saved elsewhere i wasnt able to open them like say from the desktop or my documents. gave me that 'Acrobat failed to load it Core DLL' error. not fun.
I'm late to the party, but have FINALLY solved this issue. I'm running Windows Vista on an old desktop I normally only use for printing. Unable to print .pdf files with this same issues.
Uninstall the latest (lousy) version of Adobe and installed version 9.5.0.
Abode should have addressed this issue long ago.
Keeping the thread alive here. I just had the same problem today on a Win XP machine after installing some adobe updates. My current version of Acrobat is 9.5.1 and my Adobe reader is 10.1.3. There were no issues with the reader, just the error message when trying to open Acrobat. I follow the advice of some of the previous posters and did a repair in "Add/Remove Programs". It took close to 10 minutes to finish repairing and required a reboot. After that everything worked perfectly again.
You saved my day! I was facing the same problem with my Windows XP and after receiving update from Adobe for the version 10 above. Read you suggestion and performed repair. Adobe reader Ver 9.5.1 is working now smoothly.Thanks for your help.
I windows 7 and had Adobe 11 downgraded to 10 thinking that might help no. I have changed the program like all have reccomended to no avail has it worked. I have restored my computer to a date when Adobe worked just fine. I need my reader for school as my textbooks are PDF's. I am in freak out mode and no clue what to do about it. IF all these ideas are not working.
Go to Bing.com and search for Old Software Downloads and there will be several sites that have really old versions of software, which might be good for at least getting your through your schoolwork! Good luck!
I have Windows 7 and Adobe Reader X1, this error message never came up until yesterday. Please help!!! I have to open PDF files for my business... I have already tried options listed here as well as uninstalling/reinstalling
I need mine for school it never did it until yesterday too. I am freaking out b/c it is my last week in class and they do not accept late work, plus I am an online student. I have unistalled and reinstalled older versions and still nothing. I hope that Adobe would have a number to call as it would be nice to talk to someone instead of waiting for someone to respond.
Please don't ask me since mine is now working but I forgot how I fixed it awhile back! Sorry!
You might ask the school or friends if they have an old version that they had downloaded the install file to their Download folder or such...
I have Trend Micro and I know that it has nothing to do with my Anti-Virus. Already tried it with the AV turned off... Besides, it was working for a year before yesterday and no changes were made