Libreoffice 4.4.3 Service manager not available error

Since installing 4.4.3 Libreoffice no longer opens I simply get the Service manager error message. I am running the program on Windows XP. The earlier version worked fine.

If I go into safe mode Libreoffice works fine.

I have tried several uninstall and re-installs. Together with various removal of all traces of user profiles all to no avail.

I don’t want to give up on Libreoffice - can anyone assist getting it running correctly again?