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%Software-forced reload Error


I have a 2611 w/ Wic-1B S/T and Wic-2T also 16/64 with IOS 12.3.12

This router is for lab practise, the problem i am having is that after finishing a lab and copying a clean config to startup-config a issue the reload command which prevents any problems caused by residual configuration, and it goes through the reload and when it gets to the point of showing the facts on the router like what ports you have etc and then "%Software-forced reload"  and its frozen

This happens everytime a reload is issued. Does anyone have any comments or experience with this type of error?

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Are all the modules installed working correctly? It sounds like a module could be bad. Try removing all modules and repeating the process. If all is ok add one module back and repeat the process, try to identify which module is causing this problem, if in fact it is a module problem. What is in the log? Are there any additional entries identfying problems with this device? In addition, the show controllers command will give you additional information concerning the staus of this device.

If you post the output of "show tech" or "show stacks" then there's a tool Cisco has that may help diagnose...
According to Cisco:
"A vast majority of software-forced crashes are caused by Cisco IOS® Software bugs, although some platforms, such as the old Cisco 4000, may report a hardware problem as a software-forced crash. "
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