I created a new DB - and eveything went fine... It finished creating and I got the SYS\CHANGE_ON_INSTALL and SYSTEM\MANAGER configuration assistant alert ( I even screen printed it to make sure)
I logged in to DBA Studio and connected to the NEW DB as system\manager as sysdba & could access everything. I closed out to check the shutdown and log out sequence and
NOW I CAN'T RECONNECT AS A DBA...wtf?
the best I can do is login SYS\CHANGE_ON_INSTALL as sysdba. This allows me to mount and open the db, but I can't access any schema. I get a red bell and ORACLE not available msg box.