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ORA-1041 When Trying to Connect as Sysdba to Startup Database (Doc ID 552218.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 06, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 11.1.0.6 [Release 9.2 to 11.1]
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
z*OBSOLETE: Microsoft Windows XP


Symptoms

After some system changes, e.g. replacing the motherboard, in the server, trying to connect or startup the database fails.
The service is running, but you are unable to connect as sysdba using a domain account:

SQL> connect / as sysdba
ORA-01041: internal error. hostdef extension doesn't exist

SQL> startup
ORA-24324: service handle not initialized
ORA-24323: value not allowed
ORA-01041: internal error. hostdef extension doesn't exist

A domain administrator account is used to connect.  If the local system account is used, the connection as sysdba works fine.

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Cause

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