Unavailable Bootstrap Object ACCESS$ Causes ORA-704 ORA-604 ORA-942 When Opening Database (Doc ID 1383179.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

*** Checked for relevance on 05-Apr-2016 ***

Symptoms

When attempting to start the database using sqlplus as sysdba, the following errors are raised:

ORA-00704: bootstrap process failure
ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1
ORA-00942: table or view does not exist


The errors are shown in the sqlplus output but are also available in the alert.log

Sql trace on startup shows:

PARSE ERROR #4573972496:len=56 dep=1 uid=0 oct=3 lid=0 tim=5805202237641 err=942
select order#,columns,types from access$ where d_obj#=:1
ORA-00704: bootstrap process failure
ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1
ORA-00942: table or view does not exist
ORA-00704: bootstrap process failure
ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1
ORA-00942: table or view does not exist

Cause

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