4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 30, 2013 6:37 PM by Malcolm_Belfast RSS

    Oracle Services vanished


      Hi all,

      I installed Oracle 11g XE on my Windows 8 laptop and it was working perfectly.

      I came to use it the other day, and the database wouldn't start. When I explored,

      I discovered that the Oracle Services were no longer there.

      Also, the registry entries for Oracle seem to have vanished.

      The database files, program files etc. are all there.

      I did recently upgrade to Windows 8.1 (official release) but I'm not sure if the two

      are related.

      What I hope for is a way of getting the existing database running - I have some

      work done in the database that I don't want to lose by deleting everything and starting again.

      I tried a repair installation, but nothing changed.