Can you please specify the specs of your system? what error message are you getting?
You can actually download version 9 of reader by going to this link : http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/
Just select your OS like XP SP3 and it will give option for reader 9.
Error 1310, usually notifies that there is something that is causing the installation to fail, most of the time its the anti-virus software installed on the machine. You may wanna try the below article in case of error 1310.
Try updating your adobe reader now and check.
You may also uninstall reader 9 from add/remove programs and then goto adobe.com and download and install the latest adobe reader X.