Out of the blue Reader would not open. Nothing. I would double click and nothing would launch. While viewing Task Manager I would see an Adobe exe in the list of running programs but then it would just disappear and reader didn't load.
I uninstalled and reinstalled but it still wouldn't launch. Then I right mouse clicked on the icon and went to properties - compatibility mode - and then selected run in Windows NT compatibility mode. I applied those settings and bammmm adobe reader works once again.
Exactly what is going on here?
I have been googling around and seen this problem pop up a lot and no solutions .... why does this work?
Windows XP SP3
I would see an Adobe exe in the list of running programs
That is rather strange; the Adobe Reader executable is AcroRd32.exe
If that is what you actually saw, can you check the Event Viewer (applications) for the time when that happened, if you can see any reasons why this happened?