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Re: [HELP] Cisco 831 Router not saving config?

Hello -

Thanks for replying.

Yes, I did mean SDM, I have no idea where I got CDM from!

Yes, I am using the "Save" button in SDM and it does appear to save but when the router is powered off then back on, the configuration is lost. Even the passwords are gone and the LAN configurations.

Here is the result from using "Show Version"

Router#show version
Cisco IOS Software, C831 Software (C831-K9O3SY6-M), Version 12.3(7)XR2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Synched to technology version 12.3(7.11)T1
Technical Support: »www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2004 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 25-Jun-04 17:56 by ealyon

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(11r)YV5, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
ROM: Cisco IOS Software, C831 Software (C831-K9O3SY6-M), Version 12.3(7)XR2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Router uptime is 1 minute
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is "flash:c831-k9o3sy6-mz.123-7.XR2.bin"

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Cisco C831 (MPC857DSL) processor (revision 0x500) with 58983K/6553K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FHK101224P2 (1431813270), with hardware revision 0000
CPU rev number 7
3 Ethernet interfaces
4 FastEthernet interfaces
128K bytes of NVRAM.
12288K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)
2048K bytes of processor board Web flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x142


Thanks for any advice you can provide.

reminds me of the danse russe
Chandler, AZ
said by Hazelnut :

Configuration register is 0x142
There is the issue. Config register should be 0x2102. Under the terminal configuration mode, use the following command