solved: Adobe Acrobat AcroRd32.exe 100% CPU
Dear god this was driving me NUTS. I'm happy to post a solution for
I can't remember the exact progression of things but I ran into some
problems with some Acrobat files and pulled the trigger to instal
ACrobat 7.0. During that install I think I ran low enough on disk
space that the "optimizing performance" step aborted. When I opened
most pdf files after that the cpu would peg near 100% with
AcroRd32.exe being responsible.
I completley uninstalled 7.0 and reinstalled after cleaning out some
diskspace. No help.
Uninstalled 7.0 again, Installed 6.0, no help.
Patched up to 6.02 again, no help. Uninstalled 6.02 and went
acrobatless for a while.
Finally, I found this helpful tip about Adobe .tmp files possibly
poluting the drive and causing the issues. Though this is for Acrobat
6.x it seems to cure ills in 7.0 as well:
And after doing the suggested ha-whacking of boatloads of leftover
acrobat tmp files:
C:\> del acr*.tmp /s
I then installed 7.0 ... and life it good again. Here's hoping this
helps someone else. This was on a Win2k sp4 laptop with a Gig of
Re: solved: Adobe Acrobat AcroRd32.exe 100% CPU
Kindlya overlook the copious typos in the prior post. yeesh.