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Problem installing Oracle on a P4 PC

I am trying to install Oracle on my PC for home study. The problem is that with Windows XP Pro and a P4, the Oracle installer refuses to do anything! I insert the disk, the Oracle window opens up, but when I click on INSTALL, the program exits and nothing happens...

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This is a known problem with the Pentium 4 computers. The problem is with the symcjit.dll file. To get around this, do the following:

  1. Create a temporary directory on your server.
  2. Copy the entire contents of the Oracle RDBMS Server CD to the temporary directory created in step 1.
  3. Search the directory structure created in Step 1 for the existence of the filename symcjit.dll.
  4. Rename each copy of the symcjit.dll to symcjit.old.
  5. Run the setup.exe from the \install\win32 directory and install Oracle.

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This was first published in June 2002

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