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Unable To Startup 8i Database or Listeners After Installing 9i into a New Oracle Home (Doc ID 306905.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 07, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 8.1.7.4.0 to 9.2.0.6 [Release 8.1.7 to 9.2]
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows 2000

Symptoms

 

ORA-12560 starting Oracle8i instance after installing 9.2.0.6 and upgrade one of the 8i instances.  Problem also occurs if 8i is started and then there is an attempt to start the 9i instance. 

Failed attempt to start the listener:

    LSNRCTL> start
    Starting tnslsnr: please wait...
    Failed to start service, error 997.
    TNS-12536: TNS:operation would block
     TNS-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
      TNS-00506: Operation would block
       32-bit Windows Error: 997: Unknown error

Error in oradim.log when attempting to start the database via the service

    DIM-00011: The service does not exists
    O/S-Error: (OS 997) Overlapped I/O operation is in progress.

Changes

 New installation of 9i onto a new %ORACLE_HOME%.

Cause

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