Unanswered: 9i on XP error :ORA-12571 TNS:packet writer failure
This mess began with me attempting to install Oracle 8i on a Window XP Pro machine. That install failed, and then I read the instructions. Not supported. I dont wish to use 8i on XP , so dont need links to that article
I uninstalled and all services appeared to be properly removed. I could
restart the machine and all looked good.
I then installed Oracle9i Release 2 (188.8.131.52), Personal Edition onto the
machine. During the install, at the point where it is creating a database, my
install failed with a "ORA-12571 TNSacket writer failure" message. No
database was installed, but the listener services all seem to be up and
running. I tried using the utilities to create a db, but no success. I can
use the utilities to view other Oracle instances running on the network.
I have looked te forums and although I have seen simular post no one seems to be able to answer this one...