Originally posted by djtomr941

About the only thing I have not done is uninstall Windows and reinstall it. I have another machine here which is an XP SP2 with much more memory and a Faster CPU setup. I will attempt th same install and see what happens and keep you posted. I want to find out if it might be some sort of software/hardware conflict on this machine affecting it.
Ok, you read the docs like I asked? Is the system up to the job?
How about answering the other questions??!! I'm afraid I don't look at the forum over a weekend, but if you care to answer my earlier questions perhaps we can take this forward. You do appreciate the repository is held within a database so for the middle tier (OMS) to communicate to it, it uses the listener? Tnsping is great, doesn't mean anything if there's a problem with the underlying database.