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2610 Factory Reset and Startup Config Files

Hi all;

I have a used 2610 which I did a factory reset on. I am able to get into the IOS and edit/change the config.

However after editing and trying to save using the command:

copy run start

I get prompted to save the config to a file name/location which ultimately fails. Then on reboot it goes into the "basic setup" sequence again never saving to the config I'm trying to save.

The IOS ver. is 12.0(3)T and I do have the latest ver. and an TFTP program to upgrade, but I would like to create a config and save it first.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance. Steve

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Re: 2610 Factory Reset and Startup Config Files

Have you checked the config-register ?

Please post the output from typing 'show ver'.


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Re: 2610 Factory Reset and Startup Config Files


Thanks for the reply. Yes my register was 0x2142 but I did the "config-register 0x2102" and then was able to copy the running config to the startup config.

I do have another ?. I did type in a time offset command for my timezone but after reboot it keeps defaulting back to year 1993.

Here's my sh ver:

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C2600 Software (C2600-I-M), Version 12.0(3)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-1999 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Mon 22-Feb-99 20:00 by ccai

Image text-base: 0x80008088, data-base: 0x8069353C

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

uptime is 14 minutes

System restarted by reload

System image file is "flash:c2600-i-mz.120-3.T"

cisco 2610 (MPC860) processor (revision 0x202) with 18432K/6144K bytes of memory


Processor board ID JAB03090910 (856765012)

M860 processor: part number 0, mask 49

Bridging software.

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

2 Serial network interface(s)

32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102

Thanks, Steve

Re: 2610 Factory Reset and Startup Config Files


Unfortunately the clock settings are cleared at router reboot, you can configure a NTP server to overcome this issue.

HTH, please do rate all helpful replies,

Mohammed Mahmoud.