My Oracle server is on Windows 2000 Server. When I start Win2000 Server, the instance of Oracle is not started automaticaly. I have to connect as internal and the start database manually. Why isn't the instance started automatically?
You will have to check to make sure that the Oracle service is set to Automatically start on server bootup. You can do this by selecting Start->Settings->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services. Then, navigate the list of services until you find one name OracleServiceSID, where "SID" is your database identifier. The StartupType for this service should be Automatic. If it is not, then double-click the service name, and from the Startup Type pulldown box, choose Automatic. Then click OK.
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