Adobe Acrobat doesn't work

I have one machine that refuses to open Adobe Acrobat.  I've tried version 6 which i have a disk.  I've downloaded the latest off of Adobe (8).  I install and uninstall and repair in add/remove.  I've used a registry cleaner thinking something might be in there.  I've check the reqistry to make sure no old versions are in there.  I'm stumped.  Such a simple program always works, but not on this machine.
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Hello fratzke,

When you try to open the Abode Acrobat, does the window shoot down to the taskbar?  Doesn't open at all and you see an hour glass?
fratzkeAuthor Commented:
I get a blank page

this sounds either like permissions or version conflict.

I suspect you best need to do another uninstall and manually remove all traces. Don't use a registry cleaner, they generally are too crude and do more harm then good if things go wrong.

First follow this kb to remove Reader:

Check there is no remnants from Pro:

As you have installed 8 over the 6 install you need to remove this too:

Reboot and log in as administrator account.
Download latest reader from:

Install. That should do it.


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I agree, check the permissions
fratzkeAuthor Commented:
Thanks much.
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