I changed the language settings in the AbiWord 2.6 installed on D partition. After that the menu in Abi disappeared, and then I could not (and still cannot) launch it at all. I cannot also launch Abi from the memory stick with a separate Portable Platform installation. Reboot does not help. This tells me that the problem is with some settings on the laptop that Abi changed/corrupted - the memory stick with Abi works fine on a different computer. I thought that portable appl. should not change any non-portable settings (and a new 2.8.5 version also does not work on that computer no matter where it is placed; other portable appl. are fine). Any comments? Thanks.