i've installed adobe reader X after reinstalling windows, but reader is not associating with pdf files and also not showing in "open with.." list, even after browsing and try to associate it manually it's not visible in recommended program list and in other program list. to open pdf files i've to open adobe reader and then open files.
Please use the "Adobe Reader and Acrobat Cleaner Tool" from http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/acrobatcleaner.html and remove any traces of Adobe Reader already on your system.
Post successfully removing the application, please re-install Adobe Reader from: http://get.adobe.com/reader
Hope this helps