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The only part of Adobe Reader that is run during the startup is Adobe Reader Speed Launcher (reader_sl.exe), via registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
Try to remove it and see if this fixes the problem.
Thanks for the info.
I ended up doing a system recovery, going back a day or two before I installed Reader. I installed 8.1 instead, but I still got the same problem.
I've tried 9.1 again, and it seems okay now.
I have no idea what happened there...
I had exactly the same. Running Reader 8.1 for some months, yesterday I couldn't open a PDF file. Adobe reader 8. error message. I tried to repair it. No luck. downloaded Reader 9, installed and rebooted. My c drive was totalled. A complete day to try and run XP. No chance. Adobe reader killed my XP. Luckily I run a twin drive system so have swapped the C-drive with the E-drive.
In all my years of computing - starting with a ZX81 - i have never had such a disaster.
This is a moajor flaw in Reader 8 or 9. Why does it need to go deep into the OS?
If I can't find a solution, I will have to re-format the drive after moving all my software to another drive.
Message to Adobe - If it ain't broke don't fix it with yet another bloated version of reader.
I believe you know about this problem and I suggest you should tell me how to repair my C drive without having to format the whole drive.
not very happy,
I never heard of Reader doing that, especially since it doesn't tie into too much OS-wise. What exactly happened? I wonder if its conflicting with some other software both of you run.
I posted that a while ago. Later on, I decided it might be related to a conflict between Reader 9 and Photoshop Elements 4.0.
For now, I've been going without Reader so I can use Elements. I'm going to upgrade to the newer version of Elements.. hopefully that will work. (I'm also going to upgrade my PC this Fall).