When trying to start the application the following error comes up:
"'.', hexadecimal value 0x00, is an invalid character. Line 1, position 1."
Corrupted layout file is trying to bring up the Toad/Optimizer community web page on launch.
1. Exit Optimizer for Oracle.
2. Reset the C:\Documents and Settings\<personal folder>\Application Data\Quest Software\Quest SQL Optimizer for Oracletest\<version>\Layout folder.
3. Start Optimizer.