Plugin error .pdf file downloads

  wogga 11:32 24 Feb 2003
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Every time I try and download .pdf files off the internet I get the following error message 'plugin error, plugin did not initialise'. I have Acrobat Reader 5.0 installed on my PC so what's the problem?

  spikeychris 11:39 24 Feb 2003

Is the box ticked in "RUN ACTIVE X CONTROLS AND PLUGINS"

Click on the Security tab in Internet options and click on the custom level button.

Chris

  Pesala 11:40 24 Feb 2003

this should allow you to download files at least until you get the plugin fixed.

  MAJ 11:43 24 Feb 2003

It seems to be a common problem with differing solutions some of which work some of which don't. spikeychris' solution is one of the solutions, another is to reinstall or upgrade the reader from Adobe's site.

  spikeychris 11:51 24 Feb 2003

MAJ is right with this, there are lots of reasons why it fails, just tried one of the registry hacks and all it does is refresh the app.

Chris

  wogga 11:57 24 Feb 2003

Spikeychris, box IS ticked, will try MAJ's solution. Thanx!

  wogga 15:08 25 Feb 2003

I have reinstalled Adobe Acrobat 5.1 from website and now all is well! Many thanks to you all!!

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