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LibreOffice crashes at start

First I want to thank those who provide this free software and those who help out people like me in this community.

I used to use OpenOffice, worked great for months, then it would crash anytime I would open a document and start typing. It got very annoying so I gave LibreOffice a try.

I first installed the Still version (English, 4.3 for Windows 8.1) and it worked great. I was able to create and save documents and spreadsheets no problem. A few hours later though, it all went to hell. If I open LibreOffice and click Writer Document (or any other option), the program freezes and goes to Not Responding, forcing me to open Task Manager and close it. I tried just opening a file first and same thing (I can't even see any of the document, it just goes gray and Not Responding).

I did an uninstall and tried LibreOffice Fresh, and the same problems occur. My computer is fairly new and I have no other problems with programs crashing/not responding, but OpenOffice/LibreOffice is giving me all sorts of problems.

Any ideas I can try? Is there a way to make sure everything is uninstalled aside from uninstalling it via Control Panel?

If I can't open my files, is there a way to convert them or view them in a program outside any of these two options that is giving me problems?

HELP!!!

LibreOffice crashes at start

First I want to thank those who provide this free software and those who help out people like me in this community.

I used to use OpenOffice, worked great for months, then it would crash anytime I would open a document and start typing. It got very annoying so I gave LibreOffice a try.

I first installed the Still version (English, 4.3 for Windows 8.1) and it worked great. I was able to create and save documents and spreadsheets no problem. A few hours later though, it all went to hell. If I open LibreOffice and click Writer Document (or any other option), the program freezes and goes to Not Responding, forcing me to open Task Manager and close it. I tried just opening a file first and same thing (I can't even see any of the document, it just goes gray and Not Responding).

I did an uninstall and tried LibreOffice Fresh, and the same problems occur. My computer is fairly new and I have no other problems with programs crashing/not responding, but OpenOffice/LibreOffice is giving me all sorts of problems.

Any ideas I can try? Is there a way to make sure everything is uninstalled aside from uninstalling it via Control Panel?

If I can't open my files, is there a way to convert them or view them in a program outside any of these two options that is giving me problems?

HELP!!!