Reset Cisco Switch to Default for Password Recovery

Connect the console cable to your PC
Lunch a terminal session to the com port
Hold the mode button on the from of the switch
Power on the switch
Release mode button once it boots
Press ctrl + pausebreak on the keyboard

Enter the following commands
Switch: flash_init
Switch:dir flash:
Switch:flash:config.text flash:config.backup
Would you like to enter the inital configuration dialog? no
Switch > enable
SW1#renameflash:config.backup config.text
SW1#copy flash:config.text system:running-config
SW1#config terminal
SW1(config)#no enable secret.

Here is a link to a Spiceworks How-to that includes pictures and a downloadable PDF file.

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