I'm having exactly the same problem. I've changed profile info, uninstalled, installed. For a time, Oo would open and allow some word processing. Filing wouldn't work and I didn't like not having all documents filed on one site, i.e., Windows etc. Now, Oo won't open at all. Logo comes on screen, the loading bar starts working, then vanishes. When I have gotten it open, clicked on document,
it immediately crashes, opens the recovery dialog, and then does nothing. There's nowhere to indicate what file or document you've just tried to access. You're always asked if you want to, or have reported this issue to Oo, and in my opinion, if it's going to take that long to resolve an immediate problem, what's the point? I have similar issues trying to use Firefox.
It has been so mercilessly attacked by Microsoft that you can't know from day to day what's going to happen to it. I've had to uninstall it, fool around with every setting available, reinstall, fool
around with settings again, only to find it still either won't download again, or if it does, open when you want it to. Maybe I'm paranoid about it at this point, but I'm convinced M'Soft will do, and is doing, anything to make using these competing programs such a pain that their jump-ships will come back. Not me. I despise them.
OpenOffice 3.2.1 on Windows XP