Acrobat 9 hangs when adding a text box

It seems that any installation of Acrobat 9 I have come across, Acrobat hangs when adding a text box from "Forms>Add or Edit Fields".
I may need to apply an update or two but this problem seems very consistent and reproducable.
I plan on trying Acrobat 9 Pro on Windows XP to see if it makes any difference, but does anyone have any ideas?  OTHER than upgrading to Acrobat X?

Textbox takes few extra seconds to establish himself, but it never hangs for me. Did you tried to click-n-drag to create Textbox?

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