I had a test environment in Oracle9i. I created a table in sys schema, which was on archive mode. Later I changed the database to archive log in pfile. When I opened the database in mount stage, it told me that it was referring the spfile and was not able to mount. So I recreated the spfile. This time it told me the password file was corrupted. I restarted the Oracle service and I was able to open the database. To my surprise the emp table was deleted. What happened?
I am unsure of what happened here as well. Your actions should not have dropped any database objects. It sounds like things were really a mess with your initialization files and your password file. But these things have nothing to do with your table creation.
Have you tried to duplicate the problem in your test environment?
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