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dhpuneet
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I uninstall oracle9i from my drive D:\ & I also formatted dive D:\ (only ). From drive c:\ I also deleted folder " oracle " under program file.
Now when I reinstall oracle9i then it ask for SID & i enter " orcl " and message appears " The SID you have specified already exists on the machine. please specify different SID ".

what if I want to use the same SID "orcl", then what step\procedure should i follow.

For your information :

1. under control panel\administration tools\services still 2 services are there With " orcl " in there names i.e. OracleOraHome92TNSListener & OracleServiceORCL.

2. OS version : win xp professional sp2 With oracle 9i


please gudie me.

[Updated on: Sun, 01 June 2008 05:48]

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Re: uninstall & reistall oracle9i with same SID [message #324290 is a reply to message #324273] Sun, 01 June 2008 09:55 Go to previous message
Littlefoot
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Deleting (i.e. formatting) Oracle files is quite different from *uninstalling* Oracle. A quick search returned this page:Uninstall Oracle 9i. See what has been suggested and follow these steps.

Besides, wouldn't you rather install a more recent 10g (or even 11g) Oracle database? 9i has been desupported since July 2007 (if I'm not wrong).
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