You should see an error reported in the installer's logfile or in a logfile generated by the DBCA. I've not seen the symptom you described, so it's impossible for me to provide a diagnosis without some information about the error that occurred. Maybe looking through the logfile information will make it clear what went wrong and what is necessary to fix the problem.
I don't believe there's any support or certification issues with 9i on W2K. You may want to double-check the support matrix on Metalink just to be sure.
Dig Deeper on Oracle database installation, upgrades and patches
Related Q&A from Dan Norris
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.