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Resolving the ORA-12514

I have created a new database using the command (create database). The database was created successfully, and I was able to connect to it. After I reboted my server, it started giving me errors, and now I'm not able to connect to it at all. The error that I get now is ORA-12514. I can connect to all other databases on my server except this one. My servers run Windows 2000 Advanced Server and Oracle 9i for W2K. Could you please help me in this?

You are getting the ORA-12514 error because your database listener is not configured to listen for this database. You'll have start the Net8 Assistant to configure and start a listener. Due to the ORA-12154 error, I'm thinking that the listener is up and running, but not configured for your database. You'll have to add a service for your database, then bounce the listener.

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