I got a new PC at work and tried doing my oracle installs but I keep having failures on the 32 bit Oracle client install. What happens is that the install proccedes without issue until the copy files step at which it freezes at 8% progress. When I look in the oracle_home folder I find an inventory directory and nothing more. When I go to the program files or program files(x86) directory I find that the oracle directory has not been created. When I try the install with the 64 bit version I have no issues. Unfortunatelly there are a number of products that still require the 32 bit client software, such as TOAD. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what could possibly be causing this?
1.) It's windows 7 enterprise with service pack 1.
2.) It was the first install so the ORACLE_BASE is not an issue
3.) There is no install log that I can find as that would be in the program file\oracle\inventory\log directory, which doesn't exist
The documents you reference are for compatability, installation and operability between 32 and 64 bits...none of which is my problem. I know how to install the software and have 32 and 64 bit version work on the same box...my problem is some issue that does not allow me to install 32 bit software on some 64 bit boxes but not others.