We have a Windows 2008 R2 with Oracle11g and I need to uninstall the server and to reinstall again.
I was following this Oracle Uninstall guide here:
Everything was going fine untill the step:
- Delete the "C:\Oracle" directory, or whatever directory is your ORACLE_BASE.
The problem here is that I am unable to remove that directory?!
I've noticed that when R-Click->Properties the "Read Only" attribute of the folder is checked but disabled. (Now I know that that means that the attributes on the files inside the folder are READ ONLY and the folder itself is NOT). However when I remove the RO attribute, Windows spends several minutes to remove all of the Read Only attributes on the files inside the folder.. but then when i click OK the window closes, and everything is back to Read Only!!
I even tryed to remove those attributes frome the CMD as shown in the image bellow:
And again it spends 2-3 minutes to do the job and then the RO attribute is checked again...
Does anyone have experienced anything similar and perhaps know any suggestion regarding this issue on how can i fix this odd behavior?
I've succeed to delete the folder by detaching the hard drive reattaching it on another PC and deleting the folder from there. However the whole Windows 2008 crashed when I attached the HDD back to its original PC and I have to re-install everything all over again. Luckily the server was a test server only. And YES btw, the Windows repair option from the installation CD does not work :P.
Unless someone knows the REAL WAY on how to uninstall Oracle 11g, so far I can only say that this is an answer on how to NOT uninstall Oracle.