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The "getting started" web page depends on the database, the listener, and correct info on the client networking setup.
First, for Windows, check and make sure the services got created and they show Running in the services applet (Start/Run/services.msc) there should be maybe five Oracle* services, check the two critical ones for the instance ...ServiceXE and listener ...TNSListener
Secondly, make sure the database is up, in a command box (Start/Run/cmd.exe)
connect /as sysdba;
... Connected ...
select status from v$instance.
... OPEN ...
Thirdly ensure the instance has registered with the listener and also shows the two endpoints, one is for http (on the default) port 8080, back to the command box, exit from sqlplus:
... presentation=http...port=8080 ...
... service XE ...
... service XEXDB ...
Or something like that, can't recall the exact bits. There are several posts here with the specifics.
Estado HTTP 404 - /htmldbI think that's not the usual "Getting Started" issue here. You have a Tomcat running on your server. The HTTP Server integrated in XE uses the same TCP port 8080 your Tomcat uses, so you have a port conflict here. Since your Tomcat is already running, he sticks to that port and answers requests...
You have three options to get around that issue:
1. Change your Tomcat's port. To do so, modify the port for the HTTP Connector in the server.xml located in your Tomcats conf directory.
2. Change the TCP port for the HTTP Server of your database. To do so, follow the steps descirbed [url http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37097_01/doc/install.42/e35123/otn_install.htm#CHDDGBCA]here using a different port than 8080. Change the properties of your "Get Started" link accoringly.
3. Deploy [url http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/apex-listener/overview/index.html]APEX Listener on your Tomcat (I know, it's not officialy supported, but it works!) and use Tomcat+APEX Listener to access your APEX installation. You can disable the database internal web server in that case to avoid further issues. To disable the internal web server, set its HTTP port to 0 (using the steps referenced in 2) ).
Implementing either of these option will help you use your Oracle XE web interface.