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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: OUI-10021 the target area being written by another session

    Hi all,
    I am a newbie in Oracle and am trying to install oracle 10g on a windows pro machine and i keep getting the error "OUI-10021 the target area C:\program files\oracle\Inventory is being written by another session.A read lock cannot be obtained". How do i go about this so as to install?
    Thanks in advance

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    Did you start installation process and re-run it once again (without properly ending the first installation session)?

    I'd reboot the machine and start over.

    Also, you might need to clean your computer of previous - unsuccessful - installation. Perhaps emptying the directory might be enough. If not, clean the registry as well. Be careful if you start doing this, especially if there are working Oracle products installed on your computer. You might mess everything up!

  3. #3
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    Thanks, that was helpful.

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    I'm glad if it really was.

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