Hi David, If you've tried to bring the database up once and received this error, you will need to reboot the host to clear out memory. Set the db service to not start upon reboot so you can control the restart when the host is back. Ensure that your settings are not too large for the amount of memory you have available also. Remember, db_block_buffers is the number of blocks, not the size of the pool. That's bit me more than once. Good luck. Lisa ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Grosser Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 4:23 PM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Implementing ADDRESS WINDOWING EXTENSIONS (AWE) for increased memory Hi, I'm trying to implement ADDRESS WINDOWING EXTENSIONS (AWE) to take advantage of all of the memory on my server. The server details are: Windows server 2003 enterprise edition, 4 processors, 8 GB memory, Oracle 10.2.0.1. I tried to implement awe according to metalink note 225349.1 but my instance is not coming up. I did the following: * added switches /PAE and /3GB to the boot.ini * removed sga_target from the spfile added USE_INDIRECT_DATA_BUFFERS=TRUE to the spfile * added DB_BLOCK_BUFFERS to the spfile The error I get when I start the database is : ORA-27102: out of memory OSD-00034: additional error information O/S-Error: (OS 8) Not enough storage is available to process this command. I've tried raising and lowering the memory but nothing works. Has anyone implemented AWE? If so, how did you get it to work? Thanks, David Grosser DBA NSTAR Electric and Gas ________________________________ Need to know the score, the latest news, or you need your Hotmail(r)-get your "fix". Check it out. <http://www.msnmobilefix.com/Default.aspx> This electronic message transmission contains information from the Company that may be proprietary, confidential and/or privileged. The information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying or distribution or use of the contents of this information is prohibited. If you have received this electronic transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to the address listed in the "From:" field.