We all are driven crazy by Adobe reader and it’s lack of speed on startup. It seems that it is loading a driver or dll for just about everything under the sun and well it turns out that there is a easy fix for it.
Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat x.x\Reader\ (the x.x will be the version you are using) and move EVERYTHING from the “plug_ins” directory into the “optional” directory.
This will prevent all the plug-ins from loading during the initial load and will only load them when needed.
You’ll notice a huge decrease in the load time.give it a try.
This was on one of the geek lists that I subscribe to. It worked for me but as usual be careful.