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Lost password on Router 3660

Hello,

When i am trying to follow the procedure of 'recovering password' on Router 3660, during booting, it displays message that "PASSWORD RECOVERY FUNCTIONALITY IS DISABLED". I guess this is due to the wrong registry setup. Becasue of this, I am not able to break the booting process and can't reset the password.

Please suggest any solution.

DOes the router has any jumpers on the main board to override the registry settings? Is Bios/ROM (i assume BIOS has registry setting) replaceable?

thanks in advance for your inputs and suggestion

regds

Rakesh shah

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New Member

Re: Lost password on Router 3660

Did you change the config register at the rommon boot prompt?

rommon 1> confreg 0x2142

This should do the trick for you. Attached the link for password recovery for the 3660 just in case: http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/474/pswdrec_3600.shtml

Good luck.

Josh

Bronze

Re: Lost password on Router 3660

Rakesh,

If the router doesn't take a break it sounds like you are in trouble. What kind of terminal program are you using to console in ?

Daniel

New Member

Re: Lost password on Router 3660

thanks for the suggestions.

I have found workaround.

- i removed FLash from the router and then powered ON. This way router was forced to go into ROMMON mode. There i could now change the Registry value. While restarting the router, i put back the flash.

And could change the password with "password recovery process".

(the problem was, because of wrong registry settings, router was not accepting the 'break' sequence while booting)

thanks and regards

rakesh

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New Member

Re: Lost password on Router 3660

i was able to get pass this issue recently...

Its a time sensitive issue...

I would reccommend you print and have it in front of you.

did this on 2 3620 and 1 2611, with the password recovery disabled.

This problem drove me nuts...trying to figure it out. (i am pertty much self learned Cisco specialist with no certification..so i am not bragging as i am still in a learning mode.

Good Luck!!

This is what i did...and it worked.

*****************************************************

PASSWORD RECOVERY FUNCTIONALITY IS DISABLED

>program load complete, entry point: 0x80008000, size: 0x928024

>Self decompressing the image :

>#######################################################################

#####

>#######################################################################

#####

>#######################################################################

#####

[OK]

>!Do Not issue the break sequence here!!!!

>

> 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) C2600 Software (C2600-JO3S56I-M), Version 12.0(7)T, RELEASE

>SOFTWARE (fc2)

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

>Compiled Tue 07-Dec-99 07:11 by phanguye

>Image text-base: 0x80008088, data-base: 0x8107A5D0

>!

>!Issue Break Sequence Here

>!

>>PASSWORD RECOVERY IS DISABLED.

>Do you want to reset the router to factory default

>configuration and proceed [y/n] ?

>!Answer this question with a "y", the question mark cannot be deleted

>

>Reset router configuration to factory default.

>

Re: Lost password on Router 3660

Also you might be interested in reading this link.

http://www.heinzulm.com/password.html

New Member

Re: Lost password on Router 3660

i did try the same procedure you discrbe here on a 3620 with no success. do you have any other sugestions?

thanks

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