Why Adobe® Acrobat Stops Working
How to fix issues related with working of Adobe® Acrobat?
Adobe Acrobat is a group of software programs designed for handling Portable Document Format files. They can be used for opening, creating, editing, printing, and managing the PDF files. Different software programs that come under Adobe Acrobat include Adobe Acrobat Reader, Acrobat Exchange, Acrobat Distiller, Acrobat Professional, etc. Adobe Acrobat programs might stop working at times due to certain problems or errors. Usually these errors occur when the operating system of the computer is updated or installed with a new version. Errors may occur when Adobe Acrobat itself is updated. Errors might affect users overall productivity as they can’t work with their different PDF format files. This type of error can be resolved easily by following some simple steps.
Discussed below are points that can help users to know more about the causes for which Adobe Acrobat stops working and ways to solve the issue:
- Causes for which Adobe Acrobat stops working
- Resolve issues related with Adobe Acrobat
- Solutions for issues related with other programs
Causes for which Adobe Acrobat stops working
There are several reasons for which Adobe Acrobat may stop working. The main reason may be recent update of Microsoft Windows OS or Adobe Acrobat itself. This error comes with a message stating that "Adobe Acrobat has stopped". Another reason may be associated with other programs.
Resolve issues related with Adobe Acrobat
If the problem is related with Adobe Acrobat, it can be resolved easily by uninstalling it completely and then re-installing it. To uninstall Adobe Acrobat completely, use Microsoft Windows uninstaller. Go to ‘Start’ menu and open ‘Control Panel’. Open ‘Add or Remove Programs’ and wait for the list to be populated with the programs. Click on ‘Adobe Acrobat’ and click on the button named 'Change/Remove'. The uninstall wizard will start automatically and remove all Adobe Acrobat related files. Once the wizard finishes, reboot the computer and re-install Adobe Acrobat by inserting the installation CD.
Adobe Acrobat can also stop working if other programs cause errors that conflict with its functioning. The first thing that is needed to be noted is to check whether you have changed the system’s configuration as it doesn’t meet the minimum requirements of Adobe Acrobat. If it does not meet, then change the configuration to a new one so that it meets the minimum requirements. The plug-ins installed with Adobe Acrobat may also stop its working. Try removing all of the plug-ins in the Adobe Acrobat to fix the problem associated with it.
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