Subject Re: [ib-support] Problem (un)installing Firebird
Author Andreas Pohl
Are you able to start IB as an application instead of service? If so which
NT do you use NT4 or NT2000?

Mit freundlichem Gruss & Best Regards

Andreas Pohl
----- Original Message -----
From: "Svein Erling Tysvær" <svein.erling.tysvaer@...>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2001 12:31 PM
Subject: [ib-support] Problem (un)installing Firebird

> First I upgraded to Firebird 0.9.4 Test1 - installing everything (possibly
> excepting ODBC, I don't remember). Later, I discovered that I had
> to delete gds32.dll before upgrading, so I uninstalled Firebird and tried
> to reinstall again. But then the local server stopped working, and has
> never worked since!
> The Interbase server doesn't start when I turn my PC on (even though
> startup mode is automatic), and if I go to Interbase Manager and click
> "Start", I simply get an error "Unable to start the server" regardless of
> whether I try to start it as a service or not (the only difference being a
> nonsense symbol after the message changing slightly depending on whether I
> start it as a service or not).
> My event log states "The InterBase Guardian service failed to start due to
> the following error: %1 is not a valid Windows NT application".
> I have tried deleting everything from my registry regarding Interbase
> (well, I didn't bother to delete what Delphi automatically creates for the
> IBX components - I'm very IBO, but haven't bothered to delete IBX),
> switching on/off my computer between uninstallation and reinstallation,
> it doesn't help much. Interbase client is working just fine, and I have no
> problem connecting to other interbase servers on remote machines (although
> they are 5.6, not FB).
> I'm much better at programming than configuring or installing on my own
> so I'm stuck. Anyone having useful tips?
> Thanks in advance,
> Set
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