ok this is weird. the reinstall did not get any better. But I did not clean out the registry or program files directory. Uninstalled again, deleted the data directories and tried to delete the quest program directory. But I got a file/directory in use error when trying to remove the directory. I only have toad from quest, so I thought this was strange as it all should be unistalled. I made sure nothing was running and rebooted again. Still the directory’s would not delete. I narrowed it down to the following directory and found out that a service was running:
“Manages DB2 registry entries for backward compatibility purposes for the DB2 Copy TACOM26”
This service was using a file in the directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Quest Software\Toad for Data Analysts 2.6.1\SQLLIB\BIN
I stopped the service and put it on manual start. I then can delete the directory.
Why would this service be running and using a quest file to run?
Continuing with the reinstall after removed the quest directory and asociated registry and data directory items…