ORA-01034 and ORA-27101 error

I recently change my user password and sys password and since I have made these changes I am getting a response of ORA-01034 and ORA-27101 when I try to access sql*plus.  I have tried shutting down my PC and restarting and that does not work. I have tried changing the password back but it will not let me do it.  And I have even tried performing these steps in a DOS prompt:
sqlplus / as sysdba
startup pfile=C:\oracle\product\10.1.0\admin\SANDY\pfile\init.ora.052006111058

And I am still getting the same error message. At this point I am not sure where to go from here.
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faith0999Author Commented:
Yes, I have tried all of the steps that were given in the previous solution for Oracle 9.2 and I am still getting the same error messages.
faith0999Author Commented:
okay this is exactly what is returned when I use the following commands. could anyone be of help to me?


at the SQL> connect sys@pdd as sysdba
Enter password: xxxxxxx
Connected to and idle instance.
SQL> startup pfile=C:\oracle\product\10.1.0\admin\PDA\pfile\ini.ora.052006111058
ORA-01261: Parameter db_recovery_file_dest destination string cannot be translated
ORA-01263: Name given for file destination directory is invalid
OSD-04018: Unable to access the specified directory or device.
Ravindran GopinathanCommented:
Looks like whether the path provided for the paramter db_recovery_file_dest destination is invalid or is not accessible..
One more thing is that Oracle process should be able to write to that folder..

A better option would be to go for OMF (Oracle Managed Files)..

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faith0999Author Commented:
Yes that is correct the directory for this file was missing and when I added it I no longer got the error ORA-01261, ORA-01263 and OSD-04018.  Also, the reason for error ORA-01304 and ORA-27101 was because the directory Oracle runs from did not have enough memory to run it. So, I had to compress the drive, remove a few large files that were not needed and then I was able to access Oracle again.
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