Subject Re: [firebird-support] cant get firebird to run on pc
Author Helen Borrie
At 09:33 PM 22/04/2005 +0000, you wrote:

>Am having troubles with a user who is trying to get firebird 1.5
>installed and running on a pc. The issue, to me, seems to be related
>to an older version of interbase that WILL NOT go away from the
>services. Uninstall etc and interbase still keeps on coming up in

Uninstall won't work if the services are running.

>We've set the IB Gaurdian and IBServer to disabled, which
>does stick around, but even so uninstalling Firebird and re-installing
>it does not seem to work. The Firebird services seem to be running but
>when I try to connect to server using IBOConsole I get errors.
>Any ideas? solutions?

Have you tried booting up the machine in Safe Mode and running the IB
uninstaller from there? If the uninstall option is no longer available
because it has already been run (albeit unsuccessfully) then you have no
option but to pick through the folder structure manually and delete
everything related to IB. You should also search the Registry for any keys
relating to Interbase and delete them.

Also don't overlook the possibility that someone set a shortcut to start IB
in one or more of the Startup folders.