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Copy flash:/?

I bought a book The Accidental Administrator: Cisco Router Step-by-Step Configuration Guide and I following the instructions :Resetting a Router to its Factory Default Configuration.  Connect a console cable to your router’s console port , Open PuTTY and configure it to connect to your router’s serial port , Power cycle your router When you see the message program load complete, enter the break sequence (CTRL+Break on PuTTY) to interrupt the book process.
command confreg 0x2142, then issue the command reset to reboot the router.

Copy the default configuration into non-volatile ram (NVRAM) in this section where I having my problem: you will find 2 attachment in book1.doc x from the book the illustration is not the same as my router Putty "router2811.jpg" I do not know what to do next?
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
What they are doing is having you display a list of files in flash.  The chances that your router has the exact same files in flash as the example in the book are pretty remote.

Why they have you copying a file from flash to NVRAM (startup-config) is beyond me. If you're "resetting to factory defaults", then NVRAM would be empty.

So I would say after you do the reboot, do this:

erase startup-config
config t
config-reg 0x2102
reload (don't save config when prompted). 

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Now you will have an unconfigured router.
Istvan KalmarCommented:

copy flash:/blank.cfg start

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