I had the same problem, I just upgraded to Adobe Reader 9.2 and I also get the same error message. What seems to be the reason for this to happen. I'm unable to open simple pdf documents that worked fine before I went to version 9.2 . I use a Sony desktop with XP.
At least it worked for me. I found the solution at c/net from a guy who had a similar problem with Adobe
Reader 9.1. Here is what he suggested (by the way, he places the blame on
Adobe for the problem). Here is what he wrote onc/net:
It seems the only way to fix this problem is to disable the Adobe PDF Link Helper Browser Helper Object in Internet Explorer. This can be done by choosing Tools -->Internet Options-->Programs tab-->Manage add-ons button-->Click on Adobe PDF Link Helper-->Disable--> Close
I did this and I was able to open a PDF document without a problem. As I wrote earlier, I use a Sony desktop running Windows XP
I just found where this guy frustratedtechdude posted the fix to his propblem with 9.1: http://download.cnet.com/Adobe-Reader/9241-10743_4-11011850.html?messageID=10423052
My hearty thanks to frustratedtechdude for his wonderful solution!
Correction on the Answer!
It worked only the one time. I still get the same error since then. I should never have upgraded and I deeply regret it!
Do what I've done and a lot of other people have done who are having problems with V9.2 uninstall it and install V9.1.3. You can get the older version on the Adobe web site. I'm wondering when Adobe is going to fix the myriad of problems with 9.2. Some users have gone so far to install V8.1.2
Thanks for the reply. I am unable to find a download for 9.1.3 All I can find are updates and I don't have anything for it to update, so it won't work for me. I thought I found one but when I downloaded it, I found that it had installed 9.2 again. If you could direct me to a download site for 9.1.3 , I would be happy again.
THANKS! I finally found Reader ver. 8.1.2 and had to upgrade it to 8.1.3 and it works fine. I appreciate the assistance!
click windows version
there you'll find the full download for V9.1 Install that and then install each of the updates in order
You can also get V9.1 from www.filehippo.com and just click on the older version on the right of the screen, then you'll have to go Adobe to get the updates as described above.