My Adobe Reader Won't Work

By Tyran DeWalt

The Adobe Reader program allows users to view, create and print PDF files. If Adobe Reader performs erratically or doesn't work, you can use the Adobe repair tools to recover the software. You can avoid installing excessive software applications by using the features within Adobe. Once you repair Adobe Reader, you can get back to viewing and creating PDF files.

Step 1

Press the Windows button on the keyboard and type "Acroread.msi" in the "Start Search" field. Click the file once it appears.

Step 2

Click "Next" when the Adobe Reader repair set-up tool appears. Choose the "Repair" option and click "Next."

Step 3

Click "Install" and allow the program features to re-install.

Step 4

Finish the re-installation of Adobe Reader. Reboot your computer once the repair tool is complete.

Step 5

Open Adobe Reader to ensure that it is working properly.