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#1 gheese

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 12:33 PM

I got an attachment as a pdf file that for some reason adobe says is corrupted or unable to be read... problem is this - I can read it on the computer 10 feet away as an attachment with the same program (as the file is an email sent pdf file)... why is it not opening on this computer... all other pdf files are opening whether as an attachment from another email or just from the web. ???

can it be that i sent the file to this computer (one that will not open it) via email again and during the process of several emails the file got damaged?

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 01:48 PM

Possibly corrupted during transit across the internet, but if that exact same attachment (not a different copy of it) will open on another PC then you obviously can rule out corruption, so probably something wrong with the Reader that won't read it or some other error on that pc.
Bad RAM can often cause a file to be reported as corrupt when same file runs or reads ok on a different PC. (I know this from personal experience).
Only cure is to remove/replace the bad RAM module(s).

For confirmation, you can test the RAM by booting from a CD containing 'memtest86'
You can download the ISO image file to create a bootable CD from here: http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

Of course, if you did have bad ram in a pc it would usually cause errors with all kinds of files, not just pdf ones. But wouldn't do any harm to check it anyway.

Edited by pip22, 03 March 2008 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted 03 March 2008 - 08:49 PM

If your Adobe Reader is corrupt uninstall it andget the latest from here

Download the latest version of Adobe Reader

BE SURE TO UNCHECK the box for the tool bar
Also install:
( ) Free Google Toolbar
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:22 AM

I've found that Foxit Reader is able to read PDF's that Adobe thinks are corrupt.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 08:17 AM

thanks guys fresh installation of adobe did the job, checked out foxit also. thanks. prob fixed.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 09:29 AM

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