Adobe Reader 8.1 has Encountered an Error and Needs to Close



So, the adobe reader version 8.1 should be a straightforward install. On one particular XP system it wasn’t and from what I can tell, there are several that have run into the same problem. The installer seems to work well enough, but when I try to launch the application I just see the windows error reporting dialog that says Adobe Reader has encountered an error and needs to close. So, I did a full uninstall and tried to clean out everything, but on reinstall it still complains even before the splash screen.

I tried cleaning out the obvious adobe folders under the user that was logged in. That didn’t get me anywhere, disabling the plug-ins for adobe reader, didn’t make any progress.

Looking through the adobe forum posts it seems to be a problem more than one user has run into, but of course there’s no support for the free adobe product. However, the professional version of adobe (which let’s you create pdf files) has a forum as well and at least one or two people there have run into the same issue. I essentially followed the advice of creating a new user profile and testing. It worked in the new profile.

After verifying it worked in a new profile I checked for updates, even copied the adobe folders from the working profile users Documents and settings area to the non-working, but nothing seemed to make things perk up in the broken profile.

When I say broken profile, let me clarify, the only thing broken about the profile was adobe’s failure to run. So, I created another new profile and copied the user profile from the old to the new. After verifying that mail/favorites and documents all made it to the new profile I tested adobe reader and was relieved to see that working in the new profile.

So, long story short (too late?) if you have problems getting adobe reader to run, try creating a new profile and see if it runs from there. If so, you may need to just migrate your user profile (or try a third party pdf reader.)

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • x11vnc recompiled to be as widely compatible as possible... As I said in the earlier posts, I was essentially looking for a "Single click" solution for linux VNC remote desktop support. A solution that doesn't require the remote support client to change firewall settings, install software, etc. What I've settled on is closer to a single cut and paste......
  • Sleuthkit - windows and linux file recovery http://www.sleuthkit.org/ Sluethkit... is a collection of tools for forensic analysis of a system. Usually it's something that would be done when you've had a suspected rootkit on the system and you boot to another operating system with sluethkit installed (maybe livecd/etc.) and want to try to analyze and hunt for......
  • Sansa Clip Plus 8GB | Sansa Clip+ Back in the day I had got a Frontier Labs Audio player... it was the Nexia predecessor to the nexblack. It really was a pretty good music player. It supported compactflash for storage (no interntal storage.) It used double A batteries and had real buttons. MP3 was the primary audio......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Training to Run the Right Way When competing in a race which involves running, there are a few different pointers which need to be kept in mind. Some people feel their normal run in the morning will suffice in training to run. This is wrong because you will not be training yourself higher levels of endurance......
  • 5 Reasons Why Running is Good for You [/caption] How could this possibly be good for me, this is the first thought that runs through many people’s mind when they start to run because of the strain it has on your body. There are certainly more efficient exercises, but there are also a lot of good reasons that......
  • My Take on Windows Vista When I bought my laptop (my first and only laptop by the way...), it came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium. And being a Windows user all my life, I had my qualms and doubts. You probably know of BSOD (blue screen of death) and the many viruses directed at......
en.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site