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Help InitSID.ora problem

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I accidently set a parameter to an invalid directory. I shutdown the database before I realized it. When I tried to start the database again I got an error that the parameter in question has an invalid directory. So I opened the spfileSID.ora and changed the directory of the parameter to a valid directory and saved it. But when I went back to startup the database again I got the following error:

ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
LRM-00109: could not open parameter file '/u01/oracle/product/app/10.2.1/dbs/initJoshua.ora'

So I issue the following command:

SQL> startup pfile='/u01/oracle/product/app/10.2.1/dbs/spfileJoshua.ora';

But I get this error:

LRM-00123: invalid character 7 found in the input file
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters

Here is the contents of the file:

^G^B^B^D^D$Gq^KJoshua.__db_cache_size=406847488
Joshua.__java_pool_size=25165824
Joshua.__large_pool_size=4194304
Joshua.__shared_pool_size=167772160
Joshua.__streams_pool_size=0
*.audit_file_dest='/u01/app/oracle/admin/Joshua/adump'
*.background_dump_dest='/u01/app/oracle/admin/Joshua/bdump'
*.compatible='10.2.0.1.0'
*.control_files='/u04/oradata/Joshua/control01.ctl','/u04/oradata/Joshua/control02.ctl','/u04/oradata/Joshua/control03.ctl'
*.core_dump_dest='/u01/app/oracle/admin/Joshua/cdump'
*.db_block_size=8192
*.db_domain=''
*.db_file_multiblock_read_count=16
*.db_name='Joshua'
*.db_recovery_file_dest_size=2147483648
*.db_recovery_file_dest='/u04/flash_recover_area'
*.dispatchers='(PROTOCOL=TCP) (SERVICE=JoshuaXDB)'
*.job_queue_processes=10
*.log_archive_dest_1='location=/u05/archive_log'
*.open_cursors=300
*.pga_aggregate_target=203423744
*.processes=150
*.remote_login_passwordfile='EXCLUSIVE'
*.sga_target=612368384
*.undo_management='AUTO'
*.undo_tablespace='UNDOTBS1'
*.user_dump_dest='/u01/app/oracle/admin/Joshua/udump'

I don't know what shouldn't be there. How do I fix this?
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