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Computer problem need help

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by XtheDeadPawn, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    Everytime I try to open up a pdf in internet explorer I get the dreaded Runtime Error! I can open pdf's outside of IE but, if it's an online pdf I can't even try to do it or the Runtime red X comes up and shut down IE.

    What is happening and what can I do to fix it?
    I'm trying to fill out resumes and job applications here.

    :help: :help: :help:
  2. To 'fix' it, I'd first suggest using a different browser.

    If you're set on using IE, look here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822521

    A workaround would be to right-click the link, choose "Save Target As.." and save the PDF locally to open "outside IE"
  3. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  4. Everytime when a pdf file is opened Windows needs a .exe file called "AcroRd32.exe" to be loaded first. If this .exe file is missing or corrupted you may need to reinstall Acrobat reader.

  5. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    ^ This

  6. NateS


    Sep 22, 2009
    Richmond, VA, USA
    1) download chrome
    2) ??????
    3) PROFIT!!!!!!

    4)never have to deal with crappy micro$oft software again
  7. rr5025


    Nov 12, 2008
    +1 Why does IE even exist anymore?
  8. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    IE9 is one of the most secure browsers available right now.

  9. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    I got IE7 (I know but, I got an old laptop)

    Anyways the redownload of Adobe Reader didn't work.
    It still can't display a PDF file online without me getting a Runtime Error! .

    Anymore help on how to fix this?
  10. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
  11. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    Okay here's what it said:

    A potential Solution would be to go into the registry.

    Left Click type "regedit" and right click and run the program with "run as administrator".

    Go to Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\User Shell Folders and make sure see where "AppData" is pointing. If it is pointing to "%UserProfile%/Application Data" change it to point to "%UserProfile%/AppData/Roaming".

    Next question: WHERE'S THE REGISTRY?
  12. Do not go into the registry! that is the brains so to speak in lay mens terms you will kill your machine if you do not know what you are doing. I suggest Mozilla Firefox browser works great again forget the whole regedit business.
  13. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    rtslinger is on the right path. If you can't find the registry despite instructions on how to find it, you best not be going in there to edit it.

  14. Definitely

    Definitely Banned

    Found your problem.
  15. droo46


    Jun 16, 2011
    So how far is this thread going to go before you shed IE and switch to a browser that actually works Mr. OP? ;)
  16. BogeyBass


    Sep 14, 2010
    Internet Explorer Sucks.....just saying

    the only reason I keep it is to view web pages when I build them, just to check if they view right....9 out of 10 times...they dont.

    how much time the world would save me if IE magically stopped existing.
  17. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    I don't get the Internet Explorer bashin' myself. I've tried just about every browser out there and still find myself coming back to it. IE9 was a cool update.
  18. BassyBill, no bashing from me I just find online PDF downloads work 90% of time I open them with Mozilla. IE9 not so much and since I need it for the office I need what I need A.S.A.P. or sooner
  19. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Did you think to ask Microsoft?
    From the Microsoft Answers site:
    EDIT: Yeah, I don't get the IE bashing either. I've been using IE9 since it came out and have had no problems whatsoever.
  20. Safe to assume you are not a web developer by trade? ;)

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