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Creating and changing passwords to connect

I had installed Oracle 8i Personal Edition on Windows 98, which I had downloaded from http://technet.oracle.com....

When I start the database, it mounts the database and prompts for start-up password. I had tried all the known Oracle passwords but to no avail. I had found similar queries from others with no cracking solutions. Please help me out in this regard.

Did you create a password file? Use the ORAPWD utility to create a new password file. When you run this utility, you can denote the password for the INTERNAL account. Then fire up SVRMGR and do a CONNECT INTERNAL. After your new password is verified, you are connected to the database. From there, you can change the passwords for SYS and SYSTEM.

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