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erased cisco pix flash, unable to get it back

Hi Guys,

I accidently erased my pix 525 flash this afternoon and every time the pix loads, it cannot find the ios.  i booted in to monitor on the pix and upload the flash (pix704.bin)  from tftp, it loaded successfully and when i enter show flash, it cannot find any flash. if i reload the pix, it cannot load the ios. Please let me know what i'm doing wrOng and how to get back my ios to the pix. BELOW IS WHAT I TRIED TO GET THE IOS BACK TO THE PIX....

monitor> address
monitor> server
monitor> file np52.bin
file np52.bin
monitor> gateway
monitor> ping
Sending 5, 100-byte 0xf8d3 ICMP Echoes to, timeout is 4 seconds:
Success rate is 100 percent (5/5)
monitor> tftp
1 Solution
connect to the PIX via console cable and from prompt type copy zmodem flash:image_name  and if for example using hyperterminal just elect to upload file via zmodem, it will take a while but once successfully uploaded your PIX will boot ok
backbonemdAuthor Commented:
Hi Fuzzysb,

I have never used the zmodem before, will it automatically write the ios to flash? can u please give me detail instructions.

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