Previously I’ve only used the registry cleaning and drive cleaning functions of CSC, but yesterday I decided to “Power Clean” my system.
I made backups (good thing) everything looked well initially so I finalized the process. Then later in the day I tried to fire up OpenOffice.org to do some word processing and was surprised to see that it was asking me to register. I just thought it must of wiped that stuff, no big deal. I’ll just do it again. After clicking the ‘finish’ button, it locked up. I had to kill the soffice.bin process from the task manager. Another attempt did the same thing.
So I decided to try to do a ‘repair’ install of OO.o. That was successful, but it still wouldn’t run. Same problem. So I completely uninstalled OO.o with Revo Uninstaller to ensure everything was gone, and did a clean install. It still wouldn’t work!
I decided to restore the backups that CSC made and surprisingly enough, everything works fine now…
I have no idea what CSC could possibly be cleaning that would cause even a complete clean install not to function, but it did. I haven’t ruled out whether or not CIS could have been blocking something, (The cleaning did remove soffice.bin from my Computer Security Policy) but attempting to start OO.o in clean PC or training mode was also unsuccessful.
CSC version 1.1.64942.34.
OO.org version OOO300m9 (Build:9358)
AMD Athlon64 X2 dual core 4200+
Win XP Pro SP2 32bit
CIS version 3.8.65951.477