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Database Startup fails with errors ORA-01092 ORA-24324 ORA-01041 (Doc ID 779356.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


1. Database down and the error below appears while trying to startup:

SQL> startup
ORACLE instance started.

Total System Global Area 2147483648 bytes
Fixed Size 1268508 bytes
Variable Size 1124074724 bytes
Database Buffers 1006632960 bytes
Redo Buffers 15507456 bytes
Database mounted.
ORA-01092: ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced

SQL> shutdown immediate
ORA-24324: service handle not initialized
ORA-01041: internal error. hostdef extension doesn't exist


2. Check the messages in the alert.log and you find errors like ORA-376  due to inaccessible datafiles

    ORA-00376: file <n> cannot be read at this time


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