I am putting together a 2-node RAC installation using Windows 2000 and Oracle 9.2 for research purposes. I am using 2 VMWare instances to represent the 2 physical nodes and have sucessfully installed the software onto both nodes (prior to creating a database). However the GSD service on the 2nd node does not start up sucessfully - the services window shows 'Starting' and the process chews up all the CPU.

Anyone had this problem and have a solution.