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password recovery

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Jun 7th, 2007
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I have a 7200 series router I need to do a password recovery on. When I reboot it and hit ctrl-break I still don't get into romon mode. I am using windows hyperterminal. I also tried to pull the flash out but it still boots.

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Amit Singh Thu, 06/07/2007 - 05:44
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Please follow the link below for password recovery on the 7200 routers. You have to press " Break " within 60 seconds after the reboot.


Use the link below ofr standard break sequence proceducres:


HTH,Please rate if it does.

-amit singh

6tgreene Thu, 06/07/2007 - 05:54
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thanks anyway I have both of those doc's they didn't help

aungsan.moe Wed, 12/12/2007 - 08:13
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Hi, I faced the same problem of password recovery on 7204 VXR with NPE-1G. I am using windows 2000 hyperteminal. I followed the procedure in the doc that I found in cisco website. it did not work. I am thinking of using another PC to try it again. Can you pls help us if you already have a solution to it.

Aung San Moe

glen.grant Wed, 12/12/2007 - 09:34
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Get something other than hyperterm , certain versions had problems issueing a control break . Go get something like Tera Term and I bet it will work .


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