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OpenOffice 2.3.1r2 Won't Start

I'm having issues not being able to startup OpenOffice Portable 2.3.1r2.

I get the splash screen but then nothing. I can see it start in task manager (WinXP SP2), but it just terminates after 3-4 seconds. I've tried reinstalling it twice as well as upgrading to the PortableApps Platform 1.1b4 and still no luck.

Are there any logs or ways for me to garner more info? All my other portable apps work just fine. It's only OOP that is giving me fits.

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Welcome and..

some more Questions:
- is it a new install or did it work before..
-from where do You launch it (usb drive, U3,PC desktop...)?Long paths can be a problem..
-did You try a new installer download ?
-antivirus settings preventing from starting?
-another instance of Openoffice still running ( Local instance Quick starter in tray prevents the portable Ooo from running)?
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- is it a new install or did

- is it a new install or did it work before.. - new install, older version worked

-from where do You launch it (usb drive, U3,PC desktop...)?Long paths can be a problem.. - From Cruiser 2GB Micro U3 Drive no long paths, spaces, or odd chars. Runnign from I:\PortableApps

-did You try a new installer download ? - Not sure what you mean ??? I downloaded it twice to ensure I didn't have corrupt download from first time.

-antivirus settings preventing from starting? - No AV log events that poitn to that

-another instance of Openoffice still running ( Local instance Quick starter in tray prevents the portable Ooo from running)? No old OO processes running. Checked taskmanager.

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Errm..

since no one else answered so far it seems to be a bit tricky, so, if there´s no local Ooo running a last suggestion: unpack the installpack to Your local harddrive, eg to drive C:\ and check if it is running from there. Sometimes the direct install to Your USB can produce broken files. Had that issue with the last version. Copying the files from PC to drive made it at last .. Pardon

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Gave up

I gave up, backed up my data, deleted everything, reinstalled the PortableApps.com Menu 1.1 Beta4, and reinstalled OpenOffice Portable 2.2 along with my other apps. It's now working fine.

I did try to install and run the OO 2.3 package from my HDD and got the same results. I re-downloaded it for a 3rd time and it still won't run?????

I'd say it's a corrupt install package, but others seem to be running it fine so I'm stumped. In any case I'll just sit tight running OO 2.2 portable for a while.

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Well,

as a last point: You didn´t right click for download? because that might result in a corrupted installer..

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