Problems installing Adobe Reader or Acrobat? Could be because an unsuccessful uninstall attempt, and interrupted installation/uninstallation, etc. Who knows!
I came across a tool that worked in cleaning up a fudged install of Adobe Reader 11 from Adobe Labs.
The Adobe Reader and Acrobat Cleaner Tool removes a standalone installation of Reader or Acrobat, including any preferences and settings that may be preserved during a standard program uninstall. The tool has both a user interface as well as a command line interface.
Adobe Reader and Acrobat Cleaner Tool: http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/acrobatcleaner.html
Here are some screenshots of the utility in Action. (I took these on a system that didn’t actually have Adobe Reader on (but has Acrobat)).
Microsoft Visual C++ Debug Library Runtime Error! Program: C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 9.0AcrobatAcrobat.exe The application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application’s support team for more information.
[stextbox id=info caption=Additional Information collapsing=true collapsed=true]The Acrobat family of products doesn’t support Roaming Profiles. However, certain workflows and configurations can work by default or by using one fo the workarounds above.
This error occurs when the application checks for read permissions for each directory in the path to Application Data. The application is supposed to instead only inspect for permission in the Application Data directory and below. If the requisite permissions are not found, a runtime error occurs.
The 9.4 cumulative update changes this behavior so that the application does not check for permissions on parent folders.