Uninstall your current Reader from Add/Remove Programs, or use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility if that gives you errors.
Next download the latest Adobe Reader http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.3/enu/AdbeRdr930_en_US.msi; save it to disk, then close all browser windows and run the downloaded installer.
Finally download and run the 9.3.1 update http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/9.x/9.3.1/misc/AdbeRdrUpd931_all_incr.msp.
followed your advices,but no change.
-when i click on the installer,the "open with" menu pops up to make me choose a program.
-tried the same after downloading the up to date Windows Installer - but this time i get an error mess. that says that the Installer can not be reached !!! it seems to be bewitched !! lol
-So this means,almost everytime i am getting a different reaction (error/bug-report/code) when i try to install the reader since i formatted the PC.
-before i formatted my PC the reader was running perfectly.After formating and changing the OS on Drive C: in to Win XP Pro 2009 SP3 i tried to install the same reader wich i used with former OS (XP Home) it just did not wanted to be installed ! tried many ways but no help.The same with latest versions.
-its like that my PC is allergic to adobe reader !!!
-are there any Win XP Pro SP3 version 2009 (latest updates) users that run the reader without problems ?
I had the exact same problem with you.
In my case it was the Panda Internet Security 2010 that was causing the problem. I disabled it and the installation process worked perfectly.
Disable Panda -or any other security suite that you are using- and then make the installation. This should do the trick.
Let me know if it worked.