Adobe Reader sloooow in opening PDFs
November 14, 2005 4:56 PM Subscribe
Adobe Reader 7.0 for Windows is taking several minutes to open even small PDFs. Why is this, and how can I fix it?
posted by jeff-o-matic to Computers & Internet (19 answers total)
This is happening specifically on my wife's PC. I'm a Mac guy, so I'm lost here. It's only about a year old, and pretty powerful. I don't have the exact specs, but I remember when she ordered it that she got a middle to high end machine. She runs Windows XP.
When she tries to open PDFs in Reader, it will take as long as 5-10 minutes to open. There is no freeze- she noticed that it just takes a long, long time.
She's uninstalled and re-installed a few times to no avail. Also, this just started happening when she started using v7.0.
She uses Firefox primarily for web browsing. My guess is that her machine is infected with a virus of some sort... but I don't know what to do about it. I checked Adobe.com and didn't find anything specific to this. This is the only apparent problem she has with her computer as well.