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try uninstalling Oracle via the Installer but if this does not work, follow this manual procedure:
- Ensure you are logged in as a user with Administrator privileges.
- Stop all Oracle services (if any are running).
- Remove the Oracle entries in the Windows registry.
- Clean up the environment settings.
- Delete the software and icons.
- Empty the recycle bin.
- Reboot your computer.
- Optionally, if you are on Windows 2000 or XP run the System Defragmenter.
Detailed steps can be found in the Oracle Installation Guide for Windows on Oracle's Technology Network.
Note that neither Oracle 8, nor Oracle8i, is certified to run on the Windows XP platform. Refer to Oracle's certification matrix for additional information.
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