Error, please help!!!!

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Feb 10th, 2008

whenever I do "sh run", I get nothing.

If I do "show start", I get the following


C2621#sh start

Using 10783 out of 29688 bytes, uncompressed size = 25550 bytes

%No memory availableCouldn't uncompress config (-1)

%Error opening nvram:/startup-config (Uncompression Failed)

Basically, I can not see the running

config and start-up configuration unless

I reboot the router (IOS with Firewall

Feature set). Anyone know why?

I delete the nvram:private-config but it does not help. Can anyone help?

C2621#sh ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C2600 Software (C2600-IK9O3S3-M), Version 12.3(24a), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2007 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Tue 18-Dec-07 19:01 by stshen

Image text-base: 0x80008098, data-base: 0x81A1E370

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 11.3(2)XA4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

C2621 uptime is 18 hours, 17 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System restarted at 02:45:35 UTC Sun Feb 10 2008

System image file is "flash:c2600-ik9o3s3-mz.123-24a.bin"

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cisco 2621 (MPC860) processor (revision 0x102) with 59392K/6144K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID JAD12345X7 (123456787)

M860 processor: part number 0, mask 49

Bridging software.

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

3 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102



C2621#sh run



C2621#sh start

Using 10783 out of 29688 bytes, uncompressed size = 25550 bytes

%No memory availableCouldn't uncompress config (-1)

%Error opening nvram:/startup-config (Uncompression Failed)

C2621#wr mem

startup-config file open failed (Not enough space)


C2621#dir flash:

Directory of flash:/

1 -rw- 16077544 Mar 1 1993 00:04:41 +00:00 c2600-ik9o3s3-mz.123-24a.bin

16252924 bytes total (175316 bytes free)

C2621#dir nvram:

Directory of nvram:/

13 -rw- 10783 <no date> startup-config

14 ---- 4275 <no date> private-config

1 -rw- 0 <no date> ifIndex-table

2 ---- 13 <no date> persistent-data

29688 bytes total (12530 bytes free)


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sivakondalarao Mon, 02/11/2008 - 04:44


what about switch functionality. It is clear that show start and show run commands are not displaying configuration.

what about other commands and switch functionality.



cisco24x7 Mon, 02/11/2008 - 05:11

The router is working and passing traffics

just fine. Other commands such as "show

interface" and "reload" work. After

about 2 hours, I can not even telnet/ssh

into the router anymore and it required

a power OFF/ON.

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sivakondalarao Mon, 02/11/2008 - 21:19


Are you able to capture the log/console messages during problem.

Please post your tech support file.

If possible try with different IOS image even the current IOS worked fine for quiet some time.




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