Reset forgotten password on Cisco device

In case you cannot remember the password for your Cisco device you need to follow the next steps to be able to get pass the user/privileged mode:

1. Reboot your device
2. Ctrl+Break in the first 60 seconds.
3. ROMMON1> confreg 0x2142
4. ROMMON2> reset
5. After the router reboots you should not be prompted for a password. #show running-config is empty.
6. #copy start run
7. After you have copied the startup-config into the running-config you need to change the passwords.
8. #copy run start
9. (config)# config-register 0x2102


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