The Please reset before issuing this command error message is displayed when attempting to issue the tftpdnld ROMmon mode command due to an issue with ROMmon variables


Wed, 11/18/2009 - 18:25
Jun 18th, 2009

Core Issue

In some cases, this error message is displayed while issuing the tftpdnld ROM monitor (ROMmon) mode command to copy an image to Flash.


To resolve this issue, perform these steps: 

  1. To force the router back to ROMmon mode after the reset, issue the confreg 0x2100 command and then the reset  command, as shown:
    rommon1>confreg 0x2100
  2. After the router reboots to ROMmon mode, input the variables for the tftpdnld  command again by referring to How to Download a Software Image to a Cisco 2600 via TFTP Using the tftpdnld ROMmon Command.
  3. After the tftpdnld procedure is complete, the router goes back to a ROMmon prompt.

    Issue the confreg 0x2102 command and reset. If the confreg 0x2102 command is not issued, the router boots to ROMmon mode after the reset, as shown in this command output example:

    rommon1>confreg 0x2102

The router should now boot properly.

When Problem Occurs


During software upgrade

Error Messages and Warnings

Please reset before issuing this command



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