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ORA-24324: service handle not initialized tips

Oracle Error Tips by Stephanie F.


The Oracle docs note this on the ora-24324 error:

ORA-24324: service handle not initialized
Cause: An attempt was made to use an improper service context handle.
Action: Verify that the service context handle has all the parameters initialized prior to this call.

On Oracle FAQ's Forums, a user encounters ORA-24324 when the following statement is run in SQL*Plus:

sql>startupp file=c:oracleadmintixipipfile
These error occur:
ora-24324: service handle not initialized
ora-01041: internal error. hostdef extension doesn't exist

ORA-24324 can mean that the database simply has not been started, and so the resolution would be to

first start the database and listeners (if any)

If this does not resolve ORA-24324, the problem may be, "that the oracle is unable to create the background process, you should check whether the path specified for all background process are correct and create folders if not. Then reload the listener and issue the command again in a new session."

The last replier on this forum also made appoint about the nature of error codes, diagnosing that this instance of ORA-24324 does not seem to signify anything at all, and that the user simply only needs to:

log in as root and execute command "ipcs". should you see ipcs owned by the oracle user, delete them using the "ipcrm" command, and everything will work fine again



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