Fixing a corrupted file

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I have a 2801 router, but the Nvram file is corrupted. When we try to copy the Running config is not working. The command I use is the following:
copy running-config startup-config  
The error says it cannot save it. I don't know what's wrong. What should I do? Do I need to download the new IOS in the router? The version in the router now is 12.03 Thanks!

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After talking to my Cisco guru, I have an answer for you. It may not be the answer you were looking for, though.

If you are wanting to do a backup of your running config, but are unable to save it, the simple way would be to do the following:

1. Open HyperTerminal (Accessories->Communication->Hyperterminal)

2. Name the connection whatever you like

3. Have it connect using TCP/IP(Winsock)

4. enter your routers information, connect, and login

5. click on Transfer in the menu (File, Edit, View, Call, TRANSFER, Help)->Capture Text

6. Give it the location and file you want to save your running config to

7. Click on Start

8. run the following command
<pre>show run</pre>

9. go to Transfer->Capture Text

10. Click on Stop

You now have a backup of your running config.

As for the corrupted Nvram, I’m sorry. I don’t have an answer for you there.

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  • Jerry Lees
    If you're wanting to do this, a "write mem" will do this on some IOS versions. Your's may be one where copy running-connfig startupconfig was depreciated.
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