troubleshooting Question

Boot process hangs on PIX 506E Firewall

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I'm having trouble getting a PIX 506E firewall to boot.  It will not boot past the display of the PCI table.
The console output is shown below between the ****begin**** and ***end*** markers

****Begin console output****
Embedded BIOS Version 4.3.207 01/02/02 16:12:22.73
Compiled by morlee

PCI Device Table.
Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class              Irq
 00  00  00   8086   7192  Host Bridge
 00  07  00   8086   7110  ISA Bridge
 00  07  01   8086   7111  IDE Controller
 00  07  02   8086   7112  Serial Bus         9
 00  07  03   8086   7113  PCI Bridge
 00  0D  00   8086   1209  Ethernet           11
 00  0E  00   8086   1209  Ethernet           10
****End console output****

Normally it should continue with messages like:

Cisco Secure PIX Firewall BIOS (4.2) #0: Mon Dec 31 08:34:35 PST 2001
Platform PIX-506E
System Flash=E28F640J3 @ 0xfff00000

Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt flash boot.
Use SPACE to begin flash boot immediately.

BUT THIS FIREWALL WILL NOT BOOT PAST THE PCI DEVICE TABLE.  I never get the chance to "Use BREAK or ESC" - so can't even get to monitor mode (Yes I have tried)

Does anyone have any ideas on how to recover this device, or is it totally un-repairable?

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