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LibreOffice 6.0 won't start after Windows 10 update

asked 2018-05-22 16:27:03 +0200

rod gravatar image

updated 2018-05-25 19:22:11 +0200


After some Windows 10 updates, LibreOffice 6.0 won't start (neither from file associated to it nor from shorcut to application). When trying to, nothing happens. I tried Base, Calc, LibreOffice, LibreOffice (Safe mode) and Writer and all have the same behaviour.

When I look at processes, I don't find any that is related to OpenOffice (I am not fully aware of all the possibilities though - I scanned the names and also searched for soffice.* for now). I see that both soffice.exe and soffice.bin appear for a brief moment when I attempt to start anything related to LibreOffice.

I cannot know exactly which LibreOffice 6.0 version I am running since I don't know where to look without running the program but I usually keep my version updated so it should not be too old.

History of my updates until I rebooted:

  1. Boot
  2. Windows 10 Update KB4103727.
  3. Windows 10 Update KB4103729 (flash player).
  4. At this point everything works well but KB4103727 needs a reboot to complet (reboot not done yet).
  5. Windows 10 Update KB4134661.
  6. There might as well have been a graphic card (Nvidia) driver update.
  7. Reboot
  8. Cannot start LibreOffice, even in safe mode.
  9. Reboot 2 (just in case).
  10. Cannot start LibreOffice.

My guess is that the problem is related to KB4103727.

To help debugging, is there a log somewhere that can help knowing why the application quits?


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If by chance you are running Windows 10S, this might be of some help

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2018-05-22 19:29:45 +0200 )edit

Hi @ve3oat,

I am running Windows 10 Professional.


rod gravatar imagerod ( 2018-05-22 20:35:33 +0200 )edit

I'm very curious what would happen if LibreOffice6 were uninstalled (personal settings should be saved) and the latest Windows release of LO6 simply re-installed. In my case, were I running Windows, I'd do the following tests:

  1. Uninstall/Re-install LO6. If that fails,
  2. Uninstall LO6 and test LO5. If that fails,
  3. Rename the LibreOffice folder in my home folder to blah-broken and restart LO6.
BobLavallee gravatar imageBobLavallee ( 2018-05-25 20:39:46 +0200 )edit

Oh! Uninstalling/re-installing fixed the problem.

Thanks BobLavallee! (I can't upvote your comment since I have not enough points... :/ )

rod gravatar imagerod ( 2018-05-25 23:07:43 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-05-25 20:46:51 +0200

kompilainenn gravatar image

Just fill bug about this in bugzilla

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answered 2018-05-25 23:08:54 +0200

rod gravatar image

As @BobLavallee proposed, I uninstalled and re-installed LibreOffice 6 and the problem is now gone.


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