I am assuming that you are on Windows. Use Google to find a download location for the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility, install it, then run it. Select Adobe Reader and click 'Remove'.
Now install 9.3.0 again, and then the three update patches.
Microsoft Installer Cleanup Utility is no longer available from microsoft and so far I haven't found a web site to get it. I manually got rid of it out of registry and files, but it was still showing up in the Add/remove list. I had pulled it out of the Uninstall portion of the Registry so I don't know where this is being picked up; did a global search for Acrobat and Adobe in the registry and got rid of everything. NOW when I try to install 9.3.0 from the downloaded EXE file, it starts the unpacking and starts to install; THEN it looks for the Acrobat MSI file which does not exist anywhere on the drive and won't let me past that point. This is the first time EVER that I've had any problem with an Adobe product. I've performed a Spyware and Virus Scan; Adobe is the only programs I'm having an issue with; now becuase I have none, they are all deleted and I can't get them back.
I found the reason it was still listed by searching for exact string in Registry of Windows XP. Once those removed, tried the 9.3.2 download and it still couldn't find the needed MSI. Deleted all files and registry entries yet another time, THEN I installed Reader 9.0 and it worked. I think Adobe has something inherently wrong with their 9.3.2 installer in that it is probably looking for the base file set of 9.0; BUT that's just a guess. Problem SOLVED.
The problem you encountered is due to any missing or corrupted information of the Windows Installer.
The Windows Installer Cleanup Utility is still the best way to remove such corrupted installations, although it is no longer made available by Microsoft. But there are still hundreds of download sites offering the tool, e.g. http://majorgeeks.com/Windows_Installer_CleanUp_Utility_d4459.html