Unable to create lock file: Lock file

Posted on 2006-07-07
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

 When try to install EM Grid 10G get an "HTTP Server Configuration Assistant" part of installation fails with error:

"Unable to create lock file: Lock file C:\DOCUME~1\MKRUPE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\ is older than 120000 ms. Please remove old lock file."

Not only lock file doesn't exist, there isn't even a path that is somewhat specified in error.

Please help. I have been trying to install 10OEM for a week now having to clean up Oracle of machine.(Windows NT)

Question by:milanushka
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Hi milanushka,

Did you search for the file on all of drive c:?


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ID: 17062001
Sure. Not only the file is not there. Location directory it suppose to be in is missing
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jrb1 earned 250 total points
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OK.  That's the old DOS file name, not the new long name.  The name in windows is like:

c:\documents and settings\mkrupert\local settings\temp\

you can get there easily through a command window, though.  click START, RUN, then type in CMD.  Then:


Is that found?
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ID: 17062199

 emasingly file is there. Why didn't search find it when I search c: drive
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I think it's a problem with the way that Microsoft indexing works now.  Maybe it would work if you went to "Advanced Options" then "Search Slow Files".  I've had a lot of problems with the search missing files, though.

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ID: 17062233

 Thank you Jrb1, that was a weard problem

Have a nice weekend

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ID: 17084761

Now once I installed CD there are only two options under OEM Grid: To start and to stop it. When try to start, it failes without any error


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 how do I close a question without an answer?

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