Can you open Adobe Reader by itself (from the desktop icon)?
I'm having the same problem with version 8. I tried opening Acrobat Reader
on my computer without internet browser, but is does the exact same thing.
Are you facing this issue with some specific PDF file or with all pdf files? What OS with updates you are working on?
Yes, the same thing happens if I try to open Reader X on its own. I am on Win XP SP2.
For Adobe Reader minimum supported configuration is WIN XP SP3, It would be good if you can update your OS to SP3.
From where did you install Reader and did you install at default path? What are your system configuration?
My question has not been answered. But I've got some additional information. What I found out is that the problem is somehow linked to my local user profile! If I create another user and login as that user any version of Acrobat Reader starts up just fine. Also, if I login as myself but start Adobe Reader under another user using "Run as..." again it starts up no problem.
What could be the problem?