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I think they cover opening PDF's in your second year.
At any rate, sounds like the install is hosed (highly technical term).
You can try downloading and running the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to get rid of all instances of Reader then try to reinstall from the Adobe site.
MS Installer Utility: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Windows-Installer-CleanUp-Utility.sh tml (sorry. Not available on the Microsoft site any more)
Install Reader: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Ok, you're very funny. Seems it was a windows registry problem,
so thanks for the advice. I'm all back up and studying once again.
Hi I'm having the same problem, I could download pdf's now I can't. I've uninstalled and re-installed and it says DDE something like could not connect, i desperately need to download stuff for uni, hopefully they cover computers in second year too!! I need all the help I can get! haha thanks for your help! Nic
It would be better if you start your own topic. Specify your operating system, current Adobe Reader version, and the exact error message that you are getting.
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I ran check disk on my computerI am running windows xp home version.
If you are running that, go to run and type in chkdsk /f and push ok. You
will get dos screen, type y then enter. You will have to restart your
computer so check disk will run--that should fix the bad registries. I did
not have to reinstall reader--it just started working again.
hi it's saying incompatable version, I have no idea what im doing and dont wanna stuff my computer! Not sure what to do now.Nicole
Did you run the check disk?
A damaged Windows system registry or incorrect registry permissions settings may prevent you from installing Adobe Reader.
Symptoms may include:
- During installation, you see the error message "Failed to& nbsp; install. For Troubleshooting please see: http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_19166."
- Your Adobe Reader installation finishes with no error, but you cannot view Adobe Reader content .
- Some sites tell you that you do not have the correct version of Adobe Reader, even though you have installed the latest version.
- Some sites tell you to reinstall Adobe Reader, but after you do so, you see the same message.
- The same thing happened earlier to me once, this was a very simple issue and just like intraday tips
Permissions can be tricky, but in most cases, you can install and use Adobe Reader if you are logged into a Windows Administrator account. If you don't know how to do this, check with your system administrator, or read your Windows documentation.
Hope this will solve the issue
- During installation, you see the error message "Failed to install. For Troubleshooting please see: http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_19166."
Note that this is the troubleshooting guide for Flash Player, not Adobe Reader.