Tom, Java based programs on a Windows OS are frustratingly unstable when multiple Java Runtime Environments are present because of the way program configurations are pointed to the version of Java to call--registry entries, user environment variables, system environment variables.
For stability, run with just one JRE--but don't allow it to update until convenient for you to monitor changes. You could jump in and immediately uninstall all things Java based (NVDA, Dolphin, JAB) and LibreOffice--and clean the registry. And then reinstall everything so configuration files are correct. But one simple option for additional troubleshooting would be to create a new user account on the computer. Login to it--and test your Java components. If JAB based utilities run, then check them in LibreOffice. And if while using the new account, JAB based programs fail (and they may), you probably will need to uninstall and reinstall. But if all is good for the new user account, the problem *is* configuration issue for you normal account, and you will need to dig into your Windows user profile. An uninstall, reinstall will fix either case but is tedious and error prone -- so use an uninstaller ( I prefer the VSRevo products with moderate registry clean-up, the free version is fine for 32-bit, but would need the Pro for 64-bit--has a modest license fee to use beyond trial period -- find them here: freeware 32-bit only -- http://www.revouninstaller.com/start_freeware_download.html pro version 32/64 -bit trial -- http://www.revouninstaller.com/download-professional-version.php ) Then reload these Windows programs in order: JRE 1.7u5 (this would now be the ONLY Java runtime on the system, with fresh configuration laid down) Java Access Bridge (use Jamal Mazrui's JWin installer from http://empowermentzone.com/JWin.htm ) Dolphin or NVDA (or both) (test that they're working) LibreOffice 3.5.4 (select the JRE, and activate Accessibility -- assistive technology tools) Obviously once Dolphin or NVDA come off you are likely to need some sighted assistance with the interface, but it should be brief and by running through the clean up this way--you will be more likely to have a stable and fully functioning system as an outcome. Stuart -- View this message in context: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/latest-java-update-has-broken-my-install-of-Libre-Office-tp3992173p3992366.html Sent from the Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com. -- For unsubscribe instructions e-mail to: users+h...@global.libreoffice.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive: http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/users/ All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted