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RE: Oracle on Win2k: stalls during installation: 85% "D

From: Mercadante, Thomas F <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 11:45:19 -0800
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It sounds like the 817 install left some trash around.

If I were you, I would go into the registry and remove all traces of Oracle. Then, reboot the win2k box and try your install again.

Attached is the "Create a clean machine" document that I obtained a few years back from an Oracle install disk. I have used it many times, and it *always* solves install problems on NT for me. The trick is to remove all traces, and reboot to make sure that all dll's have been purged from the system.

Hope this helps!

Tom Mercadante
Oracle Certified Professional

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 1:55 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L "Database Configuration Assistant"

For that past few weeks, I have not for life of me been able to get Oracle (free download) installed on my Win2k box.

I can install it just fine on the same box inside of a Vmware WinXP Pro instance, or any other box, but not mine. Mine had Oracle 8.1.7
(Enterprise - not the free download) but I have uninstalled it.

When I install Oracle (using "Personal"), it goes fine until the screen where you select your database (General, Transactions, none, etc.). (No matter what I select) I click next, and it runs some calculations, the bar at the top gets to 85% "Database Configuration Assistant" and then locks up. My only option is to click the x in the top right and quit the installer.

Since I can install it just fine on a new box, then I know that the reason this is happening has something to do with the sofwtare I already have installed. Can anyone recommend a course of action (rather than nuke-and-repave)? Thanks,

Dan Browning

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