7200 Password Recovery - Fail

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Feb 18th, 2010
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I have a 7200, which I received on loan. I'm trying to reset the password and thereafter reset it back to factory defaults.

>show version - Configuration register is 0x2100

rommon 1> confreg 0x2100

rommon 2> reset

System Bootstrap, Version 12.1 (200000710:044039) [nlaw-121E_npeb 117], Development Software

Copyright (c) 1994-2000 by cisco systems, Inc.

C7200 platform with 262144 Kbytes of main memory

---instead of reloading, it reverts to rommon 1>

rommon > boot

Decompresses image and arrives right back to Hostname> . The end result is the same regardless of whether I cycle the unit or cli boot.

I've had to break the boot sequence a couple of times. Although it has arrived at rommon and couple of times as well after a boot instead of hostname>

-I'm confused; any input on this would be appreciated.

Thanks,

JC



Correct Answer by Jon Marshall about 7 years 1 month ago





JC


If you are trying to reset the password you are using the wrong configuration register, it should be 0x2142. See this document for a step by step guide -


7200 password recovery


Jon

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JC


If you are trying to reset the password you are using the wrong configuration register, it should be 0x2142. See this document for a step by step guide -


7200 password recovery


Jon

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