[Crosspost to IE General] Are you running WinXP SP2 or SP3? 1. Does the behavior persist if you start IE in No Add-ons mode? => Start | (All) Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Internet Explorer (No add-ons). Troubleshooting and Internet Explorerâ€™s (No Add-ons) Mode [Applies to IE7 & IE8 in all OSS] http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx 2. Does the behavior persist if you Reset IE Advanced settings (RIES)? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 3. What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running in the background when you installed IE8? 4. Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought it)? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Troubleshoot Adobe Reader installation for Windows http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/403/kb403923.html Adobe Reader Support Forum http://forums.adobe.com/community/adobe_reader_forums/adobe_reader Summer1 wrote: > I am stumped! > > I am using Win XP Prof, IE 8, and Adobe Reader 9.3.2. > > When I attempt to 'open' a PDF file, a new window opens but the window > crashes. Fortunately, I can press Ctrl-Alt-Del and close the 'crashed' > window without having to reboot or close other programs that are open. > > If I go into Adobe's 'Edit, Preferences, Internet' settings and uncheck > 'Display PDF in browser,' the PDF window opens fine without any issues. > > Why am I having this issue in the first place, why does unchecking the box > open 'several' new windows instead of 'pasting' over the existing window, > are these files being 'saved' somewhere because it says that it is > downloading to the 'Temp' folder, and why are the files named > 'fileoutput(1).pdf,' 'fileoutput(2).pdf, and so on?