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Password Reset Trouble on Cisco PIX 515E Firewall

TomEA asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Hi folks!

Got a Cisco PIX 515E firewall that I need to reset the password on. I've downloaded the np70.bin password reset file from Cisco's web site and placed it on a TFTP server. I can interrupt the boot process on the PIX and get into the "monitor>" prompt, and I can successfully configure networking and download the file via TFTP.

But once it goes to load the file, it says it's initializing flashfs, gives a couple more messages, and then says "Unable to open the startup configuration; Probably the file system is corrupted" and it starts to reboot. Never prompting for anything regarding the password.

Any help would be most appreciated.

- Tom
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