When I browse to a web page using IE7 and click on a PDF link, I get a popup "There is a problem with Adobe Acrobat/Reader. Please exit Adobe Acrobat/Reader and try again.". After clicking OK, about half the time the document will load into a separate PDF window; the other half nothing at all will happen.
Interestingly enough, *if* I leave the separate Adobe Reader window open and click other PDF links, they will load just fine into Internet Explorer so long as the separate Adobe PDF window open.
(a) uninstalled and re-installed Adobe Acrobat several times to no avail
(b) managing IE "add-ons" and checking those settings;
- but only applies if you have Full Acrobat installed (I don't);
(d) repairing the reader installation (via Control Panel Add/Remove);
(e) Followed the steps in http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=333544
(f) Checked the registry key (re: http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.59b54066
(g) deleting all of the Acrobat Reader registry keys I could find and then re-installing;
(h) upgrading to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (the problem still occurs);
The same problem occurs in Firefox 126.96.36.199 and it simply says "Could not launch Acrobat".
This has been a frustrating issue. Of course, Adobe refuses to provide any support whatsoever for their Reader. :-( Anyone have any other thoughts, short of re-installing Windows?