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Catalyst 3524 loop at start up

Hi, after the flash initialization the switch sends a message:

Exception (##)!

Then it goes into a loop and never stops....Below is a sample of the situation. Any idea? Thanks.

Initializing C3500XL flash...

flashfs[1]: 2 files, 1 directories

flashfs[1]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[1]: Total bytes: 3612672

flashfs[1]: Bytes used: 1805312

flashfs[1]: Bytes available: 1807360

flashfs[1]: flashfs fsck took 3 seconds.

flashfs[1]: Initialization complete.

...done Initializing C3500XL flash.

Exception (8192)! Debug Exception (Could be NULL pointer dereference)

CPU Register Context:

Vector = 0x00002000 PC = 0x000FA7A8 MSR = 0x00029200 CR = 0x42000022

LR = 0x000FA71C CTR = 0x001DC354 XER = 0x00000000

R0 = 0x00020000 R1 = 0x00480000 R2 = 0x00000000 R3 = 0x005373FC

R4 = 0x00000000 R5 = 0x00537568 R6 = 0x00000000 R7 = 0x00000000

R8 = 0x400001C2 R9 = 0x00000000 R10 = 0x003CE07C R11 = 0x00000000

R12 = 0x22000022 R13 = 0x00000000 R14 = 0x00000000 R15 = 0x00000000

R16 = 0x00000000 R17 = 0x00000000 R18 = 0x00000000 R19 = 0x00000000

R20 = 0x00000000 R21 = 0x00000000 R22 = 0x00000000 R23 = 0x00000000

R24 = 0x00000000 R25 = 0x00000000 R26 = 0x00390000 R27 = 0x0044F480

R28 = 0x00000000 R29 = 0x00480000 R30 = 0x00000000 R31 = 0x005373FC

Stack trace:

PC = 0x000FA7A8, SP = 0x00480000

Frame 00: SP = 0x00000000 PC = 0x000FA71C

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C3500XL Software (C3500XL-C3H2S-M), Version 12.0(5)WC8, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Thu 19-Jun-03 12:37 by antonino

Switch uptime is 5 seconds

cisco WS-C3524-PWR-XL (PowerPC403) processor (revision 0x01) with 8192K/1024K bytes of memory.

C3500XL Boot Loader (C3500-HBOOT-M) Version 12.0(5.3)WC(1), MAINTENANCE INTERIM SOFTWARE

Compiled Mon 30-Apr-01 07:51 by devgoyal

starting...

Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:07:eb:41:b0:c0

Xmodem file system is available.

Initializing Flash...

flashfs[0]: 2 files, 1 directories

flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 3612672

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 1805312

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 1807360

flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 3 seconds.

...done Initializing Flash.

Boot Sector Filesystem (bs:) installed, fsid: 3

Parameter Block Filesystem (pb:) installed, fsid: 4

Loading "flash:c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC8.bin"...######################################################################################################################################################################################

File "flash:c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC8.bin" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x3000

executing...

Restricted Rights Legend

Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is

subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph

(c) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted

Rights clause at FAR sec. 52.227-19 and subparagraph

(c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer

Software clause at DFARS sec. 252.227-7013.

cisco Systems, Inc.

170 West Tasman Drive

San Jose, California 95134-1706

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C3500XL Software (C3500XL-C3H2S-M), Version 12.0(5)WC8, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Thu 19-Jun-03 12:37 by antonino

Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x0034E2F4

Initializing C3500XL flash...

flashfs[1]: 2 files, 1 directories

flashfs[1]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[1]: Total bytes: 3612672

flashfs[1]: Bytes used: 1805312

flashfs[1]: Bytes available: 1807360

flashfs[1]: flashfs fsck took 3 seconds.

flashfs[1]: Initialization complete.

...done Initializing C3500XL flash.

C3500XL POST: System Board Test: Passed

C3500XL POST: Daughter Card Test: Passed

C3500XL POST: CPU Buffer Test: Passed

C3500XL POST: CPU Notify RAM Test: Passed

C3500XL POST: CPU Interface Test: Passed

C3500XL POST: Testing Switch Core: Passed

Exception (1792)! Program

CPU Register Context:

Vector = 0x00000700 PC = 0x002237F8 MSR = 0x00029200 CR = 0x42000020

LR = 0x002237AC CTR = 0x001DC408 XER = 0x20000000

R0 = 0x00000018 R1 = 0x00585B80 R2 = 0x00000000 R3 = 0x00000000

R4 = 0x00593CB0 R5 = 0x00000000 R6 = 0x00585BC0 R7 = 0x0000000B

R8 = 0x00000000 R9 = 0x00000001 R10 = 0x00585BD0 R11 = 0x00000001

R12 = 0x00000000 R13 = 0x00000000 R14 = 0x00000000 R15 = 0x00000000

R16 = 0x00000000 R17 = 0x00000000 R18 = 0x00000000 R19 = 0x00000000

R20 = 0x00000000 R21 = 0x00000000 R22 = 0x00000000 R23 = 0x00000000

R24 = 0x00000000 R25 = 0x00000000 R26 = 0x00000000 R27 = 0x00000000

R28 = 0x00000384 R29 = 0x0000000B R30 = 0x00480000 R31 = 0x004B0000

Stack trace:

PC = 0x002237F8, SP = 0x00585B80

Frame 00: SP = 0x00585C50 PC = 0x002237AC

Frame 01: SP = 0x00000000 PC = 0x001E9410

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C3500XL Software (C3500XL-C3H2S-M), Version 12.0(5)WC8, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Thu 19-Jun-03 12:37 by antonino

Switch uptime is 6 seconds

2 REPLIES
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Re: Catalyst 3524 loop at start up

it looks like a hardware problem , I would recommend opening a Tac case

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Re: Catalyst 3524 loop at start up

hi

ur flash might have gone corrupt

try to install a new ios thru tftp

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