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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: ORA-00205: Error in identifying controlfile

    After a successful install of Oracle Personal Edition 8.1.7.0.0 on Windows ME, I tried to startup the database:
    SQL> startup
    ORACLE instance started.
    [5 lines of information, and then:]
    ORA-00205: error in identifying controlfile, check alert log for more info

    The alert log explains that it could not find the "control01.ctl" file. When I looked in the directory for control files as specified in the oracle initialization file, there were no *.ctl files.

    Why were the control files not created? Has anyone else had this problem?

  2. #2
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    After a successful install of Oracle Personal Edition 8.1.7.0.0 on Windows ME, I tried to startup the database
    Those are two separate tasks:

    1. Install Oracle software
    2. Create database instance

    To create db instance you have to use Database Creation Assistant from your Oracle Home. If you still have question, check my web site.

    Hope that helps,



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    Senior Oracle DBA

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