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Problems uninstalling services

While uninstalling Oracle 8i using the cd, i was not able to unstall two services that are listed in the control panel --> services. Second, I am getting the TNS listner problem while accessing using DBA STUDIO. Please help me.

If you are having problems uninstalling services, you may wish to go directly to the Windows Registry and make some manual modifications. It isn't that difficult to do, just follow these steps:

  1. Click Start->Run.
  2. Type 'regedit' in the Open box and click OK. The Registry Editor will start.
  3. Navigate the folders on the left side to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet folder. Expand this folder.
  4. Each of the subfolder presented is a different service. Scroll down until you see services that start with the word "Oracle".
  5. Locate the service that you want to delete. Right click on this folder and choose DELETE.
The service has now been deleted. Windows does make backup copies of these services in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSetXXX (where XXX is a number such as '001'). You'll want to verify that the services are deleted from these backup copies as well, otherwise Windows may recreate them for you.

As for your Listener problem...I'm sorry, but there are just too many things that could go wrong with a Listener. If you are experiencing a specific error, please let me know more details and I will try to help you. An error message would be most helpful.

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