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  1. #1
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    Dec 2002
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    Unanswered: The specified password file name is invalid. (ORA-01191)

    I have searched this forum (using the error number and the words Password File). I have also search ora-code.com.

    Here is my situation:
    I am running MS Windows 2000 with Oracle 8.1.7. When I restart the server, Oracle does not start up automatically. When I restart the server manually (from DBA studio), I get an Oracle pop-up that indicates error ORA-01991 The specified password file name is invalid.

    I have verified that the password file is correct and is in its proper location. To get the instance started, all I have to do is check the Open radio button (in DBA studio) and re-apply.

    Does anyone know what I need to do to correct this error?

    Regards,

    hmscott
    Have you hugged your backup today?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
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    833
    did you try dropping and recreating the file using orapwd utility?

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