I wanted to know if anyone has ran into a similar problem like mine when a Oracle 8i database service status never get to the Started status but it remains in the Starting state and never starts. I'm using Personal Oracle 8i on Win2k.
The system was working fine for the past couple of weeks I noticed this problem after I rebooted the system yesterday.
Check the services currently defined in registry in the location mentioned as follows.
Seems services are corrupted. the best bet is shutdown the database and open up your registry go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/controlsetxxx/ORACLE and delete the relevant service and use oradim to create new service. You have to be creaful as usuall when you are playing with Windows registry its always gives nightmares if something goes wrong.