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Cd drive i loaded adobe reader 8.1 and now my cd drive will not work i looked for help in the help section and it did not worki am new to computers and am lost

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My mum has got problems loading adobe reader upgrades as it say invalid drive L:/ and there is no L drive on her computer


I assume you mean updates (improvements) rather than upgrades (new versions).

When downloading, do not let it do a default download. Select SAVE and choose where to download to the Adobe folder in Programs, in Local C:. Install it from there once downloaded.

If you constantly, regularly or occasionally have external hard drives, memory card readers, usb flash memory sticks, usb internet dongles, bluetooth devices, cellular phones or MP3/MP4 players
connected to the computer additional drive letters can be created.

If the first attempt to download the update occurred when any of these devices were connected then the download may remember this drive letter and be trying to download there whether it exists or not.

Certain types of viruses can sometimes create Ghost Drives on your computer.

If in doubt, remove adobe reader and all its components completely from add or remove, restart the PC and then download the latest version from

Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Adobe Reader - Remove - remove all components > reatrat computer.

When installed properly, Adobe programs should alert you and prepare updates automatically
and should download to the Adobe folder in Programs folder.

No PDF documents on the computer will be affected.

Hope this helps

Aug 24, 2011 | Adobe Computers & Internet

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How to download adobe reader?

if you have the software cd just put it in your cd drive and let it load. once it loads it will guide you step by step what you need to do. accept all defaults for it.

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Cannot open Reader on Desktop - click the icon and nothing happens

If you mean Adobe Reader, then either the shortcut has lost the information on what file it is associated with or Adobe Reader is no longer on the computer. If you recently transferred to a new computer using the Windows Transfer Wizard, the shortcut may be pointing to a different version folder or to a not yet installed program. Remember the Transfer Wizard does not install the programs and doesn't transfer the registry information about installed software from the old computer.

For Windows:
First, right click on the icon and then click on Properties. That will give you the location and name of the program it is associated with (as it was created). For example: on my Win7 32-bit machine this reads "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe". Next open the Control Panel Programs list, see if Adobe Reader is listed. (For Win7, this is Start > Control Panel > Programs. WinXP, look for the Add and remove programs section.) Open Computer (My computer) and navigate to C:\Program Files. See if you have an Adobe Folder and then the reader folder location. (If the folder exists, check for the exe file and if that full folder name matches the one for the shortcut.)

If Adobe Reader isn't installed, go to and follow the link on the right hand side to download and install Adobe Reader. Then remove the bad shortcut since a new one will be added to the desktop.

If you have Adobe Reader installed but the shortcut isn't pointing to the correct location, you can create a new shortcut by right clicking on the exe and choosing create a shortcut. Before you do this, double click on the reader.exe and check that it does launch. Otherwise, uninstall and reinstall the program.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jan 12, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Looking for possible hard drive how hard is it to self install --with windows xp

A few simple steps:

0. find your original Dell "System Restore" set of CD/DVD disks, or order a replacement set from Dell, or run software on your computer to burn a set of "System Restore" disks.
1. do an "inventory" of installed programs (Adobe? MS Office?) and extract any "license-keys" you need (anti-virus software, purchased software).
2. backup your E-mail and contacts and music and other files, either to an external disk-drive, or burn some CD/DVD disks, or copy across your local network to another computer.
3. turn the computer off
4. disconnect the AC power
5. remove the battery
6. remove the old disk-drive
7. determine if it was an EIDE ("parallel-ATA") drive, or a SATA drive, and buy a new drive of the same type
8. mount the new disk-drive
9. reinsert the battery
10. reconnect the AC adapter
11. take your "System Restore" disks, and "boot" from the first disk, and reinstall Windows and the Dell applications
12. run Windows Update repeatedly (Service Pack 3, post SP3 fixes, Internet Explorer 8) to get all the fixes, and the fixes-to-the-fixes
13. install anti-virus software
14. install other purchased software, using license-keys you preserved
15. download the latest versions of "free" software (iTunes, Adobe Reader, WinAmp, et cetera)
16. import your "data" files


if both the "old" and "new" disk-drives are SATA, and you have a desktop computer with two "unused" SATA ports, you can use software, such as the commercially-sold "Partition Magic", to "clone" the old disk-drive, and to "expand" the volume to span all the "unused/unallocated" space on the new drive, e.g., copy 20GB from "old" to "new", and then "expand" the 20GB partition to the full size of the "new" disk-drive. Install the new drive into your notebook computer, and enjoy the additional "free" space.

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How to instal adobe reader 8

should be as simple as download and run the file from the website.

Jun 15, 2010 | Adobe Computers & Internet

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Trying to load Adobe Reader on my new Windows 7 computer. An error occurs--wants to load into my I drive. How do I get the download into my C drive?

uninstall the adobe reader and copy the adobe reader file in C drive and run the installation setup form local C drive.

Nov 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I had/have Adobe Reader 8.1.1 and recently installed Adobe 9

first uninstall adobe reader 9 and then adobe reader 8. After that re-install adobe reader 9.
it may work. try

Nov 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I got a Adobe Acrobat 8 Standard CD and trying to

check the CD for defects, or dust, there are commercially available kits for repairing scratched, or damaged disks, as long as the " silver " looking portion of the disk is intact.

You may be able to download the software directly from Adobe and install it using your installation code.

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CD can't be read by new Adobe Reader

May be trying to re-install your Adobe acrobat Reader could solve the problem.
The files that could not be located can be replaced and the error is gone!

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