Unanswered: ORA-00205: Error in identifying controlfile
After a successful install of Oracle Personal Edition 126.96.36.199.0 on Windows ME, I tried to startup the database:
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?