If you installed LiveCycle Designer ES 8.2 on the same computer as Microsoft SQL Server 2008, LiveCycle Designer ES 8.2 crashes when launched. If this is the case then please refer to the knowledge base article on this topic: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/407/kb407823.html
Make sure to download and install the following file:
Date: November 26, 2008
Issue: Microsoft’s mfc80u.dll (version 8.0.50727.1833) installed by SQL Server 2008 causes Designer 8.2.1 to crash on launch.
Fix: Installing the attached vcredist_x86.exe will install a new version (8.0.50727.3079 ) of the Microsoft redistributable DLLs including mfc80u.dll to resolve this issue hope this helps someone else.
Be sure to post additional comments and questions around LiveCycle Designer ES on the LC Designer user forums: http://forums.adobe.com/community/livecycle/livecycle_es/livecycle_designer_es
Let me know if this helps resolve the issue.
Try the following options:
1. Delete the following folders:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Adobe\Designer\8 C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Temp\Adobe\Designer
Then re-run LC Designer ES2.
2. Also make sure only one instance of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable is present in Add/Remove programs.
Let me know if this does the trick for you.