I have a cisco 2801 router which has 64 mb compact flash, it always boots in rommon mode , boot flash: , dir flash:, boot bootflash:, dir flash: , none of these commands works, everytime it issues "Cannot open flash" , or cannot open bootflash, i took out the compact flash and tried to boot using "boot bootflash:" in rommon mode doesnt work, The greatest problem is dont have any IOS backup !!!!!!!!!!Help
I'm afraid, but looks like a hardware issue (with Flash).
Would you please go through this URL and check if its one of the known issues that you are facing?
Hope that helps,
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