Trying to install Oracle 11g XE - can anyone give me a simple answer to why this is happening on windows xp pro (32 bit) machine when I try to Get Started from the desktop.
Checked services OracleService XE and OracleXETNSListener have both been started however in sqlplus if i connect as sys using my password i get
'immediate shutdow in progress'
and cannot abort with
ORA-24324 service handle not initialized
ORA-01041 internal error hostdef extension doesnt exist.
I am replying to this myself in the hope that anyone else who has this problem take notice.
Do not go off on a wild goose chase changing settings and / or creating spfiles, control files etc
Ensure that you are installing the download logged on under a windows user account with administrator privileges - It was the cause of all my problems.
I had reinstalled XP Pro ( 32 bit ) and didnt bother to create a user account and tried to install 11g XE and came across all these issues.
I did an uninstall, created a windows user account with admin privilege, rebooted and reinstalled the download sucessfully.