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Opening PDF from website crashes IE7, IE8, and FF

A user has a new Dell laptop with XP SP3, Adobe 9.1, and IE7. Every time he opens a PDF link from a website (I tried multiple websites and files), it crashes whatever browser he uses.

I uninstalled and reinstalled Adobe Reader, disabled add-ons. installed IE8, reset all IE settings, did all Windows updates, and installed Firefox 3.0.8.

Event log shows EventID: 1000 and Source: Application Error when crashing from IE8.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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mmmfg
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mmmfg
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war1Commented:
Hello mmmfg,

In Reader preferences, set the option to NOT open file in browser.  Reader will then open the file.

Hope this helps!
war1
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Philip_SparkCommented:
Can he just right click on link and save as to desktop?
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war1Commented:
mmmfg,

If no joy, try this troubleshooter
http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=329344
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mmmfgAuthor Commented:
@ war1: Opening with Reader is an acceptable workaround. It would be nice for it to integrate into the web browser, but opening with reader will work.

@ Philip_Spark: He can just save it to the desktop then open it without errors, but a single click and automatic opening is preferred.

Thanks for the comments!
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cabotscott2Commented:
Unchecking the display in browser option worked for me.  Thank you!
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lesterw2Commented:
Where is the "display in browser" option checkbox?  I'm having this problem as well and don't want PDFs displayed inside IE8 anymore.
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