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ORA-01034 error with 8.1.7 Personal Edition

I have Oracle 8.1.7 Personal Edition and I have installed it on Windows XP. Now I am getting the error "ORA-01034: Oracle Not Available."

I have Oracle 8.1.7 Personal Edition and I have installed it on Windows XP. Now I am getting the error "ORA-01034: Oracle Not Available." Please try to help me as early as possible.

First, Oracle8i on Windows XP is not supported. You may want to consider installing a supported release, such as Oracle 9.2 and above.

Second, you mention installing Oracle but there is no mention of creating a database. Besides installing Oracle software, you also need to create a database before you can connect to it. If you have created a database, check to see that the service has started and that the database is opened. If you have not created a database, the easiest way for a beginner to do this is to use the Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA). This utility can be found under the Start menu on the Windows server where you installed Oracle.

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