Do they open in another browser (Firefox, Opera, or Safari)?
If they do, it's likely a problem with IE.
Try downloading one of the other browsers and see how it handles PDFs.
I have the same problem. Every time I try to open a pdf file I get an error message saying something to the effect of "ínternet explorer has stopped working". When windows kicks in to try to find a solution to the problem each time it is unsuccessful and I lose the website I was working on. Its a nightmare! I've gone onto the adobe website and dowloaded the latest version of pdf but it hasn't made any difference. I see that support has offered an answer to another user with a similar problem, but I don't understand the answer. Can you give me some help in layman's terms please? Cheers Lorna
Try resetting the Internet Explorer Defaults. (Tools-Internet
Options-Advanced-Reset) and also disable all add-ons via (Tools-Internet
Options-Programs-Manage Add-ons and manually selecting and disabling all of
Then restart the browser and try loading your pdf.
Please let me know if this works..
Just to let you know this solution worked. Thanks for the advice!
I can't understand how this happened. I guess you have to be careful what you download from the internet as the downloads seem to come with toolbar add ons that clog up the settings on your computer. I will keep your solution to hand in case something like this happens again in the future. It's okay if you've been formally trained in computer use. I'm afraid I missed the boat with computing in school.
Thanks so much