Subject Re: [ib-support] Problem (un)installing Firebird
Author Svein Erling Tysvær
At 13:59 23.02.2001 +0100, Andreas wrote:
>Are you able to start IB as an application instead of service? If so which
>NT do you use NT4 or NT2000?

No, I'm not able to start the IB server at all. This particular machine
uses NT4 with service pack 6.


>> First I upgraded to Firebird 0.9.4 Test1 - installing everything (possibly
>> excepting ODBC, I don't remember). Later, I discovered that I had forgotten
>> 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, but
>> 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
>> PC, so I'm stuck. Anyone having useful tips?