Database Using ASM Fails to Start with Ora-15055, ORA-01031 on Windows (Doc ID 414160.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 22, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4 [Release 10.2]
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2003
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows 2000
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Vista x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows XP (64-bit Itanium)
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Itanium (64-bit)
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 (AMD64/EM64T)
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Itanium (64-bit) - 244
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (64-bit AMD64 and Intel EM64T)
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (64-bit Itanium)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows XP (64-bit AMD64 and Intel EM64T)
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit)
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 27-Feb-2011***


Symptoms

Database using ASM for storage fails to start with the following errors:

ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
ORA-01565: error in identifying file '+GROUP1/GWH/spfileGWH.ora'
ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +GROUP1/GWH/spfileGWH.ora
ORA-15055: unable to connect to ASM instance
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges



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Cause

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