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I erased the Compact Flash card on my Cisco 2800 router  before verifying connectivity.

Now all I get is the rommon>1 prompt

How do I get the image on that flash card?

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I can't type the above command at the Rommon>1 prompt.

Please advise.
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ahhh didnt realize you were stuck in rommon and couldnt get out..  Good catch crouthamela
Second option :

Reference : http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/1800/1841/software/configuration/guide/b_image.html#wp1045183

Using a PC with a CompactFlash Card Reader to Copy the System Image into Flash Memory
Because the system image is stored on an external CompactFlash memory card, you can use a PC with a compact flash card reader to format the card and copy a new system image file onto the card. However, this upgrade method is not commonly used.
For more information about using flash memory cards, see Using CompactFlash Memory Cards. Prerequisites
•Download the new Cisco IOS Software image to the PC. See the "Where Do I Download the System Image?" section.
•Locate the compact flash memory card slot on the router chassis. For help with locating the slot and instructions for removing and inserting the card, see the hardware installation guide for your router. Caution Removing the compact flash memory card may disrupt the network because some software features use the compact flash memory card to store tables and other important data. SUMMARY STEPS
1. Remove the compact flash memory card from the router.
2. Insert the card into the compact flash card reader on a PC.
3. Use the PC to copy the system image file to the compact flash memory card.
4. Remove the card from the compact flash card reader.
5. Insert the compact flash memory card into the router. DETAILED STEPS
Step 1 Remove the compact flash memory card from the router.
Step 2 Insert the card into the compact flash card reader on a PC.
Step 3 Use the PC to copy the system image file to the compact flash memory card.
Step 4 Remove the card from the compact flash card reader.
Step 5 Insert the compact flash memory card into the router.
Loading the New System Image from ROM Monitor Mode
This section describes how to load the new system image from ROM monitor mode. SUMMARY STEPS
1. dir flash:[partition-number:]
2. confreg 0x2102
3. boot flash:[partition-number:]filename
4. After the system loads the new system image, press Return a few times to display the Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI) prompt.
5. enable
6. configure terminal
7. no boot system
8. boot system flash new-system-image-filename
9. (Optional) Repeat to specify the order in which the router should attempt to load any backup system images.
10. exit
11. copy run start  
 detail can be found in
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/1800/1841/software/configuration/guide/b_image.html#wp1063658 
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anoopkmr

Yours works.

Another issue

The above worked using another box.

I am on my laptop trying to do the same thing to another router with the same problem.

I can talk to the router through hyperterminal, but my ethernet cable does not work for the tftp transfer.

I have all the firewalls turned off, antibirus off. green lights on both ends, but I cannot ping the router

Please advise.
you can also use a card reader to prep the card.
did u set the IP address corectly , just double check the mask of ur laptop  IP and router IP ?
can u ping the router IP ?

or u can try my second option
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can't ping the router
settings are ok because I used the same settings as the other computer that worked with the other router.
again ;did u set the IP address corectly , just double check the mask of ur laptop  IP and router IP ?
cable is connected to correct port or not ?

fixed Ethernet port on the router or one of the Gigabit Ethernet ports on routers equipped with them.
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yes cable and port are correct

Is there a way to format flash from rommon?

We are down to the last router. Alll are working but one by the method you gave me.
On this router, I get an error code -72
I want to format the flash card then apply your method.
Hi,

the easiest way to copy from pc the new image to CF card in a CF card reader!

Best regards,
Istvan
it will automatically delete files while downloading ...

try the second option
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The card reader is a bit of a mystery.

A known good card does not show any listed files and when you click on properties it shows as RAW