Cisco Switches Factory Reset (Prior 3850)

Enter password recovery mode, to remove password

  1. Unplug power from switch.
  2. Plug in power to switch, whilst holding down the “mode” button. This interrupts the booting process.
  3. Let go of mode button when you see the following prompt
    “Base ethernet
  4. Type: flash_init and then press enter. It will say …done initializing flash.
  1. Type dir flash: or dir flash:/ and press Y. Config.text is what we need to delete.
  2. Type: del flash:config.text and press Y. Then boot the switch using the command, “boot”.
  3. Once it finishes booting, enter “no” if it asks you to enter an initial setup.

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