Dell Precision 3500 64bit (4GB ram)
My Windows 7 x64 SP1 becomes unstable where programs and taskmgr can't open after opening a few pdf files (not necessarily open at the same time) I've tried using Adobe reader 8, X, and acrobat pro 9 and PDF-Xchange pdf viewer.
Usually, opening the first pdf file of the day (or after a reboot) would be fine but as the day progresses and having other programs open and opening/closing other pdf files, suddenly i try to open another pdf (from web or desktop)and i get the "loading" circle and the document doesn't open but adobe shows it's open on the taskbar.
Any effort to open it (maximize, clicking on it) are useless so i just close it and try again. Then this time when clicking on the file (on desktop or from email or website.. tried all) nothing happens. It acts like it's loading but adobe doesn't open and nothing on the taskbar.
At this point i try to open task manager but it stops working so i can't open it. Sometimes trying to type in my start menu (ie.taskmgr) doesn't do anything because my typing doesn't show up. So the computer is now unstable and one more program stops working. I can't get to task manager though i did once so i ended the adobe reader process but it didn't fix anything nor could i open anything.
NOW it gets more complicated. I uninstalled adobe and installed Tracker's PDFXchange pdf viewer trial. This worked great the first day (i restarted after install) but day number two the same thing happend.
This is pretty tricky and the problem itself i know is not Adobe Reader but something pdf files in general. Or who knows, maybe it could be with something else but it is only triggeed when opening a pdf file.
I have attached a picture of the error i get in event viewer but couldn't find much regarding it.
I'm about to just reinstall Windows and the programs because i'm so lost.
Any assistance would be appreciated.