I tried running the Office uninstaller to completely wipe everything and it gave me an error: "PBCatSearchSync() -1394." I ran fsck and it replied that there was an "invalid sibling link" and repeated fsck attempts could not fix this. So I booted off the cd and ran the disk utility, and it reported the same, and it could not fix it. So I backed everything up, wiped the partition, and reinstalled the system and applications.
The only advice I could find on Google was to use Alsoft Diskwarrior or wipe the drive. And I don't have Diskwarrior . . .