Cisco 2500 Router won't reset to default

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Wonder if anyone can assist?
I got a secondhand router to play with but I cannot get the thing to
reset as per detailed instructions from various sites including cisco.
When booting up and pressing ctrl break, I get a cursor for a while
then the thing carries on with its boot.

The part that troubles me is "Abort at Abort at 0x10A92E2 (PC)" and
the text below it regarding a newer config?

Anyone any ideas or is my router knackered?

TVM

Chris




ystem Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c), SOFTWARE
Copyright (c) 1986-1996 by cisco Systems
2500 processor with 6144 Kbytes of main memory

Abort at 0x10A92E2 (PC)
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%SYS-4-CONFIG_NEWER: Configurations from version 11.2 may not be
correctly under
stood.
F3: 8032136+99456+314400 at 0x3000060

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Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) 2500 Software (C2500-J-L), Version 11.2(17)P,  RELEASE
SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-1999 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 12-Jan-99 12:50 by pwade
Image text-base: 0x030401CC, data-base: 0x00001000

cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision N) with 6144K/2048K bytes of
memory.
Processor board ID 11163561, with hardware revision 00000001
Bridging software.
SuperLAT software copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).
X.25 software, Version 2.0, NET2, BFE and GOSIP compliant.
TN3270 Emulation software.
Basic Rate ISDN software, Version 1.0.
1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
2 Serial network interface(s)
1 ISDN Basic Rate interface(s)
32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read ONLY)



Press RETURN to get started!


%LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface BRI0, changed state to up
%LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Ethernet0, changed state to up
%LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Serial0, changed state to down
%LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Serial1, changed state to down
%LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface BRI0, changed state to
down
%LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface BRI0:1, changed state
to down
%LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface BRI0:2, changed state
to down
%LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Ethernet0, changed
state to down

%LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Serial0, changed state
to down
%LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Serial1, changed state
to down
%LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface BRI0, changed state to administratively
down
%SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from memory by console
%SYS-5-RESTART: System restarted --
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) 2500 Software (C2500-J-L), Version 11.2(17)P,  RELEASE
SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-1999 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 12-Jan-99 12:50 by pwade


Re: Cisco 2500 Router won't reset to default


just let the thing run until you see the router>
get into enable mode byt typing router>enable
and then type setup
IF it asks a password you dont know to get into the enable mode (we call
that the user-exec), then you will need to do a password recovery procedure
as can be found on the cisco site

good luck man

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Re: Cisco 2500 Router won't reset to default



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The problem with the router not entering ROMMON mode with Ctrl+Break is
probably that you are using Hyperterminal on an XP machine.  It is a known
problem that this terminal does not issue the break sequence.

I did a quick search for the workaround which I have found before with no
luck in the 10 minutes I tried but from memory it works as below.

1) Misconfigure the baud rate on hyperterminal (can't remember the speed you
will require so trial and error)
2) power up router
3) hold space bar for approx 15 seconds.
4) reconfigure Hyperterminal to 9600
5) hit return and you should see ROMMON prompt and can continue for password
recovery etc.

Not sure of the speed to use, it was definately higher than 9600 though.

Hope this helps

Toby




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