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Unable To Load Adobe Reader

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#1 Graham78


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Posted 12 February 2008 - 11:13 PM

Hey surfers,

I have a problem when I try to use Adobe reader (v8.1.1). When I click on a pdf file an error message comes up - "AcroRd32.exe - Unable To Locate Component" - "This application has failed to start because MSVCP80.dll was not found.".

I have tried -

Re-installing Adobe Reader,

Searching for this .dll file and successfully finding it,

Downloading a new copy of said .dll file and replacing the existing one,

Running registry mechanic and the replacing the file once more for good measure.

Unfortunately none of this works. I only use Adobe for reading Heroes graphic novels. As the TV series is highly unlikely to resume until next season it is the only fix I can get however limited. And no it wouldn't help to use the interactive version as my internet connection is terrible to put it mildly.

I have also done a few searches on this forum and found no similar articles. <sigh>

I look forward to hearing any ideas, gday and happy surfin' :thumbsup:

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:58 PM

Read this thread http://www.adobeforums.com
I would recommend trying http://www.foxitsoftware.com a nice compact .pdf reader. I don't even use Adobe anymore
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#3 Graham78

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:45 PM

Thx a lot. The problem is now sorted and I will check out the .pdf reader you suggested to see if I prefer it. :thumbsup:

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