I am using Oracle Database 11g Express Edition. I'm on Windows 7-64Bit
I get this error when trying to access the database:
ORA-01033: ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
I set up the express edition more than a year ago, and I've used it primarily for a single database instance that I access through SQL Developer. I really do not do much as far as DBA administration on this, so I am not familiar with the points of failure. But I know this will not fix itself by waiting longer. I've tried rebooting and waiting several days. I cannot log in using any userId I've created.
I've googled solutions and am running a console as a system administrator. Here is what happens when I try to make repairs.
>sqlplus /nolog SQL>connect / as sysdba ERROR: ORA-01031: insufficient privileges
Others that have had the same ORA-01033 do not seem to get this error.
I really don't even need the databases. If there is a way to wipe my data clean and start again, I'd be happy. But it is not obvious to me how to even do that.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.