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How to reset a Cisco 3548XL-EN to factory settings

I purchased a Cisco Catalyst 3548XL on Ebay as I begin to prepare for my CCNA Exam.  The seller doesn't have the username and password for the switch so I want to reset the switch to factory settings so I can start using it.  Can anyone provide me with details on how to do this?  TIA.
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Larry LarmeuManaging DirectorCommented:
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Larry LarmeuManaging DirectorCommented:
You'll need to recover the password first, which can be done with this guide:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1831/products_tech_note09186a00801746e6.shtml
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SouljaCommented:
hold the mode button when powering on

Then enter

load_helper
flash_init

then

ren flash:/config.text config.old

or

del flash:/config.text config.old

reset
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SouljaCommented:
correction

del flash:/config.text
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