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Need help reinstalling Oracle8i Developer on WinXP

I'm having problems installing Oracle8i Developer on Windows XP Professional. I want to completely remove it from my computer and install it again. I know how to remove it from the REGEDIT, but when I try to remove its files from the desk there are some still in use and I'm not able to remove them.

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Check the services control panel and see how many services start with Oracle* or similar (like Ora*). I'd bet that there's a service defined and probably running tool. If that's the case, then you should disable those services, reboot, remove the services (using regedit if you have to), reboot again, and then you should be able to remove the files.

This was first published in June 2004

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