i had Oracle 11g R2 on my system with home folder on say drive f:\app ... the DB i was using was ORCL. now i de-installed oracle, deleted f:\app folder (home folder for oracle) and trying to re-install and use same db name i.e ORCL but i get following error
SID already exists...etc etc
my question is, how to finish all traces of previously installed oracle so that i can go with a fresh installation with the same SID
bundles of thanks in advance.
Please be sure you already de-installed everything. In additon to my blog please also see:
11.2: How to Manually Remove Oracle Server Software on Microsoft Windows Platforms [ID 1069034.1]
WIN: Manually Removing all Oracle Components on Microsoft Windows Platforms [ID 124353.1]
THose should helps you.