Do a Google search for Shoot the Messenger. It will disable Messenger. Then go to Control Panel, Add/Remove, Add/Remove Windows Components, and uninstall Messenger. Go to Adobe and download the latest version, 6.1 Acrobat Reader and install it.
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I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image. - - Stephen W. Hawking
I have a strange problem that I spent 3 hours on the phone with Microsoft trying to fix and got no where.
I first noticed the when opening outlook express it takes 30 to 40 seconds to open. This just happened from one use to the next.
I called Microsoft tech. support and was told that Windows Messenger will cause this problem and if I don't use messenger just delete it.
I deleted messenger and that did take care of the OE problem.
I then found that I could not open a PDF file. Everytime I tried it would try to download and start messenger 5.0
After several attemps I let it load. That cured the PDF problem but now I am right back with the OE problem.
I called Microsoft back and told them what I had just found and they said that they had no idea what could be causing that.
I have completly deleted Acrobat Reader and reinstalled it. I have done the same with Messenger with the same results.
This is not a huge issue as everything else works fine it just takes a long time for OE to open and this was not happening before.
I am running Windows XP pro.
My machine has a AMD 3000 processor with 1 gig of ram and a 120 gig hard drive. Nothing has been added or changed so I don't see that this could be a hardware issue.