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erosales
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Cisco 3850 will not load startup-config after password recovery

Hello Community,

I have attempted a password recovery on a 3850 and cannot get the switch to load the startup-config. It continues to boot as if I am attempting to do another password recovery:

Booting...Initializing RAM +++++++@@@@@@@@...++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Base ethernet MAC Address: dc:eb:94:XX:XX:XX

Interface GE 0 link down***ERROR: PHY link is down
Initializing Flash...

flashfs[7]: 0 files, 1 directories
flashfs[7]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
flashfs[7]: Total bytes: 6784000
flashfs[7]: Bytes used: 1024
flashfs[7]: Bytes available: 6782976
flashfs[7]: flashfs fsck took 1 seconds....done Initializing Flash.
Getting rest of image
Reading full image into memory....done
Reading full base package into memory...: done = 79122052
Nova Bundle Image
--------------------------------------
Kernel Address : 0x6042d350
Kernel Size : 0x402ecf/4206287
Initramfs Address : 0x60830220
Initramfs Size : 0xdb9c62/14392418
Compression Format: .mzip

Bootable image at @ ram:0x6042d350
Bootable image segment 0 address range [0x81100000, 0x82110000] is in range [0x80180000, 0x90000000].
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@boot_system: 380
Loading Linux kernel with entry point 0x81653a10 ...
Bootloader: Done loading app on core_mask: 0xf

### Launching Linux Kernel (flags = 0x5)

All packages are Digitally Signed
Starting System Services

!!! lines omitted for brevity !!!

Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]:

Here is what my boot variables look like:

Switch#sh boot
---------------------------
Switch 1
---------------------------
Current Boot Variables:
BOOT variable does not exist

Boot Variables on next reload:
BOOT variable = flash:packages.conf
Allow Dev Key = yes
Manual Boot = no
Enable Break = no

I have tried both of these commands but have not been successful:

SWITCH_IGNORE_STARTUP_CFG=0

switch: unset SWITCH_IGNORE_STARTUP_CFG

I followed the every step in this document:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3850/software/release/3se/system_management/configuration_guide/b_sm_3se_3850_cg/b_sm_3se_3850_cg_chapter_01110.html#task_1021182

Thanks,
ER

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acscco
Beginner

I just recovered from the same password-recovery process and ignored startup-config issue.

Try:

#config-register 0x102

#no system ignore startupconfig