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Failure installing 9i Database Configuration Assistant Tool on W2K

I have installed Oracle9i database on W2K machine. The install program failed on installing the Database Configuration Assistant Tool.

I got the following errors in the same order:

 ORA-03113: end-of-file on communiction channel.
 ORA-24324: Service handle not initialized.
 ORA-01041: Internal error: hostdef extension doesn't exist.
 ORA-01034: Oracle Not Available.
The install program prompted me with the message that I can always try to reinstall any tools that did not get installed, and it prompted me with another message that the Oracle9i database has been installed successfully. I tried to reinstall the DBCA again and it failed again at the same place and displayed the same errors.

Few months ago, I had done the same installation on a different machine with W2K and the DBCA tool got installed successfully as well.

BTW I have done some searching on different Oracle database FAQ sites looking to see if others had come across of the same problem. Many people have posted similar question, but no one has replied with any solution to the problem.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

This problem typically occurs when you don't have your environment set up correctly. Try to drop the database with the DBCA and recreate it again. This will also set up your environment. See if that helps. If it doesn't, then you have to solve the ORA-3113 error. This is quite a lengthy topic, so I'll refer to your Oracle Support's discussion. Go to Metalink and look up Note 19790.1. It discusses how to solve ORA-3113 errors.

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