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how to reset switch 2950

I need to reset my 2950 catalyst switch..to factory default..I have tried the instruction from  cisco website but it is going back to orignal config..please assist
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mannerspaul
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mannerspaul
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that1guy15Commented:
If you are running CatOS al you need to do is run "clear config all"

you do not need to reload the switch to make the changes.


If you are running IOS then you will need to run "write erase" and then "reload"

When prompted to  save changes answer "no" and confirm the reload and you will be good to go.

Now if you need to reset vlan information then you will need to delete the vlan.dat file

dir flash
delete flash:vlan.dat

 and the reload your switch



here is a link that gives a little more info on this
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps607/products_tech_note09186a00800c4546.shtml
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Slawomir MalinowskiIT Infrastructure ManagerCommented:
conf t
erase startup-config
delete flash:/vlan.dat
reload (without saving)

I hope it help...
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
The procedure to reset the switch is as follows:


erase startup-config
delete flash:vlan.dat
reload (do NOT save config if prompted)

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ngravattCommented:
two commands:

write erase
reload
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
"write erase" will not clear the vlan database. When the switch comes back up, it will still have the vlan list and any VTP information.
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ngravattCommented:
you are correct sir, make that 3 commands :

delete flash:vlan.dat
write erase
reload
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mannerspaulAuthor Commented:
thanks, basically my switch was fault but thanks for the info
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