I just installed developer 6i and then oracle 8i on Win2K3 and it has been successfully installed. I ended up successfully establishing the connection. And then when I rebooted it one of the services named “ Oracle ServiceNTORA” started to show “ starting” status instead of either started” or “stop”.
Kind of wired! I never saw any service with that kind of status!!
So every time I tried to use SQLnet it says oracle is not available!!
I did not have this problem with win 98 and win 2000 prof. But with XP prof and with Win2k 3 I m having this trouble.