Oracle XE – Uninstall causes Windows Event Log to Stop

I’ve seen this a couple of times now.  After uninstalling Oracle XE the Windows 7 eventlog service stops (Windows Event Log).  Before anyone blames Oracle alone on this I’ve found similar posts with the same issue on installing/deinstalling Sql Server.

Here’s the best fix I’ve found, and I’m posting this as much for myself as anyone else:

Hope this helps.

The main issue I’ve found was correct by changing the permissions on the folder and items in the folder %WINDIR%\system32\winevt\Logs.

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