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#1 Midder

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 04:50 PM

I keep getting a shortcut problem that says this

The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Adobe Reader Speed Launch.Ink.disabled'
refers to is unavailable. Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource
is unavailable, and then try again.

The error keeps popping up every few minutes, and continues to do so even if the message is allready displayed. I don't know why it's doing this, or how to solve it.

My computer is also running pretty slow once again, so I restart it and everything seems to be ok for a little bit, then it will act weird again.

If anyone could help me figure these out and fix them, I would appreciate it.

Thanks In Advance

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#2 Rimmer

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 08:21 PM

What version of Adobe Acrobat/ Reader do you have?
If it's one of the latest versions (>5.0) see if you can find some configuration settings to turn off Speed Launch. I uninstalled version 6 because of all the unneccessary internet linked contorsions it wanted to go through every time I tried to open a document, so I can't tell you where to find the settings.

If it's a serious problem for you uninstall the app entirely while you search for the configuration setting.

hth :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 10:41 PM

If you have a problem doing what Rimmer told you, completely uninstall Adobe reader and then install a new copy.

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 01:23 PM

I have the exact same problem. I get 30 or more of those popup messages going at a time... "The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'xyz' refers to is unavailable... blah blah blah...

Mine lists many different applications, not just adobe acrobat, so it is a general problem and not just a problem with adobe.

If anyone has the fix to this problem, please help.

Thanks.

Lorenzo_CA

PS: It also takes down my internet connection by not alowing me to see the connection window or just weird problems related to my connection (DSL in may case).

Thanks again.

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 08:56 AM

I can't even get as far as uninstalling adobe. Whenever I try to do anything with adobe (whether it is installing it, uninstalling it, open it) I get the same "click ok to try again or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'adobe reader 7.0 msi' in the box below" error message. It is as if the programme is there but not there at the same time!! Any suggestions?

#6 ThorXP

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:47 AM

lorenzo_CA - I do no t know if your problem is exactly the same as the one in this thread but one thing you have to look at is how difficult it is to do two problems on the same or nearly the same problem in the same thread. It would be a lot easier if you started your own thread and you would probably get better service.

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 09:48 AM

Have you just re-installed Adobe just before starting to get this error message?




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