I assume you are downloading the Reader using the download manager, aren't you.
Just download the EXE or the MSI installer from ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/10.x/10.1.0/ and execute e.g. either of the following files:
Waflqnoq, you are a wizard! Using your suggestion, I opened ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/10.x/10.1.0/en_US/ and downloaded Reader 10.1 from there, using the exe file. The installation went smoothly! MANY THANKS!
vincenthayley: I, too, had the same problem you were experiencing and was relieved to see someone knowledgeable had a solution for it.
Waflqnoq: I would like to be further enlightened: Can you school me on atp sites? I have heard of these before, but know little about them. How did you learn about Adobe's atp site? How does one know if it, or any atp site is legitimate? How does one find out about the existence of an atp site for any company.
On another note, I am having a similar problem downloading all Adobe products onto a Dell Inspiron E1505 (laptop) running Windows XP Pro SP3 and IE8 that I recently cleaned the hard drive and reloaded the OS on. Dell's Resource Disk didn't have any Adobe products on it so I was attempting to load Reader, Flash Player and Shockwave Player for the first time, but to no avail. Your insight is greatly appreciated! Thanks much!
What is 'atp' - do you mean FTP? Not all companies offer public accessible FTP sites, but Adobe does. You can navigate the site with your browser from ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/ (for Adobe Reader ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/). The userid is 'anonymous' and as password give your email address.
But you can also download the Reader installers from http://get.adobe.com/reader/enterprise/ without the need for FTP or the download manager.