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    problem at installation time

    Facing a very strange problem

    When I insert the Oracle 9i CD-1 to install the Oracle on Win2000 server and when choose install option, after few seconds a message appears on screen i.e.
    "Error writing to directory c:\pathname, please ensure that this directory is writable and have atleast 25 MB free space. Installation can not continue"

    Kindly note the there is space avaiable on harddisk in GB's and it is writable. Then why this error is coming.?

    Confused !!!!
    vishal sood
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    Don't put duplicate thread.

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    Sorry for that

    I thought earlier it was under different thread and to get support I posted it again under new thread.
    vishal sood
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    Hi

    Try to use notepad and create a small file in the C:\ folder and see wheather you have permissions..as the user trying to install oracle..

    wild idea but works manytimes..did you reboot ;-)

    regards
    Hrishy

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    I already tried those

    I created a folder in that directory, I also rebooted the system twice, but of no use.
    vishal sood
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    Hi

    Whats there in the event viewer ?>how about trying the install from a staging area on the disk ?

    regards
    Hrishy

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    I made a dump of Oracle CDs at HDD and then installed from the harddisk and it worked. The software got installed and Database also got created

    ??????

    vishal sood
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    Hi Vishal

    what was there on the event viewer..

    regards
    Hrishy

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    The event log shows

    The device, \Device\CdRom0, has a bad block.
    vishal sood
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    Hi Vishal

    well that explains why you were not able to install from the Cdrom..

    regards
    Hrishy

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