I have x3 Cisco 2504 routers and haven't powered them up for a while.
I powered up the 3 routers only to find that 2 of the 3 successfully load up IOS where one of them takes a really long time to boot up.
When it does I'm only prompt with an un-usual CLI prompt which is ">".
At this prompt no IOS commands are being recognised.
You are very welcomed :), i am glade it worked out, most of the time its a configuration register issue, but i thought that you'd benefit more by walking it around to understand the whole process, again you are very very welcomed.