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Error when installing oracle software 19c on Server 2016 Standard

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Article ID: 254451

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Products

Data Loss Prevention Core Package

Issue/Introduction

Error: “INS-35950] Installer has detected an invalid entry in the central inventory corresponding to Oracle home (o:\oracle\product\19.3.0.0\db_1)

We are installing Oracle 19c on server 2016 standard with 32Gb ram and 4tb disk space on o-disk drive.

we get the above error when running the command as "admin" in command prompt: "

"C:\oracle\product\19.3.0.0\db_1\setup.exe -noconfig -responseFile C:\temp\Oracle\tools\responsefiles\singleinstance\Oracle_19.3.0.0_Enterprise_Edition_Installation_WIN.rsp""

Environment

Release : 15.8

Cause

INS-35950 error you were experiencing was due to a likely corrupted xml file located at C:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory\ContentsXML

Resolution

Follow the below steps and validate the behavior - 

Step1 : Delete the entire Oracle directory and then the Inventory location as well.

Step 2: Unzip the Oracle and re-run the setup again

Result: Oracle installation should be completed.

Note: INS-35950 error experiencing was due to a likely corrupted xml file located at C:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory\ContentsXML

Additional Information

External link: 

https://www.oracleride.com/ins-35950-installer-has-detected-an-invalid-entry-in-the-central-inventory/