It would be easier to deal with the shortcut file in your C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
folder or under C:\User\All Users\
in Vista. There is no registry entry to deal with for those. Just rename the file back to Adobe Speed Launcher.lnk (Note that it is a lower case L instead of an uppercase I).
The reason you're getting an error is because whatever you used to disable that startup renamed the shortcut file by adding the .disabled
extension to it. Any file you put in that folder will start on reboot, in this case a shortcut file that points to the actual executable. Adobe Speed Launcher.lnk
points to the actual executable in another location/folder and if it had that exact file name Adobe Speed Launcher would run. But since the name of the file is now Adobe Speed Launcher.lnk.Disabled
instead of just Adobe Speed Launcher.lnk
, Windows does not know how to read it. Why? Because of what the error says--a .disabled
extension makes it a type of file that Windows doesn't know how to read. The file is not damaged, the error just is letting you know of another possibility of why it couldn't read the file, but it doesn't apply in your case.
I've been wondering myself what Speed Launcher actually does. Found this that explains it pretty well--you may want to keep it. http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewConten...ternalId=331131
Either way, deleting or disabling that one shortcut file should not hurt how Adobe Reader functions. The problems you're having now are probably unrelated. I know I had trouble with Adobe's latest version so have switched to the free alternative Foxit Reader instead--fewer headaches that way. http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
Also there is a startup folder for every user account you may have for logging in to your individual desktops. If you don't find the file in the above location, check C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME
\Start Menu\Programs\Startup or under C:\User\USERNAME
\ in Vista.