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CISCO3945E/K9 - password recovery disabled / break into ROM issue

Costinel Socol
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Dear All,

 

Can you Please help me with some advice regarding the following issue?

 

We have a CISCO3945E/K9 for which password recovery functionality was disabled.

I have tried to factory reset the router but i'm not able to break into ROM.

I have tried everything possible, even to remove the flash card but i'm not able to break into ROM...

Do you have any idea how cold I reset the router to factory default?

 

System Bootstrap, Version 15.1(1r)T5, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 2012 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Total memory size = 1024 MB - DIMM0 = 512 MB, DIMM1 = 512 MB
CISCO3945-CHASSIS with C3900-SPE250/K9 with 1048576 Kbytes of main memory
Main memory is configured to 72/72(dimm 0/1) bit mode with ECC enabled

Readonly ROMMON initialized
PASSWORD RECOVERY FUNCTIONALITY IS DISABLED
Booting c3900e-universalk9-mz.SPA.155-3.M6.bin ...

 

Any advice will be much appreciated!

 

Many thanks in advance!

 

Kind regards,

Costinel S.

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Hello,

 

when the image is decompressing:

 

Self decompressing the following image:

################################################[OK]

 

Are you trying the break sequence within 5 seconds of seeing this line ?

Hi Georg,

 

While trying to break sequence when mentioned prompt appeared nothing is happening.. booting process is not interrupted, it continues until it's finished.

 

Thanks !

 

Kind regards,

Costinel S. 

Hello,

 

check if your flash actually contains a valid IOS image (dir flash:)...

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Hi,

 

Thanks !

But it does't work...

The sequence after that site recommend to issue the brake command does not appear on CISCO3945E/K9 booting process.

 

Kind regards,

Costinel S.

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