My Cisco 877 is booting with the following results, and I'm looking to understand why. The below is happening consistently. I'm doing this via console cable to my PC using HyperTerminal.
The first portion of the boot output is as expected. I reach:
Self decompressing the image : #...# [OK]. From this point, junk characters are scattered throughout the boot output. I then reach
Press RETURN to get started!
Here it gets stuck, slowly printing more garbage.
I assume this means the IOS image file is corrupt, considering the problems only occur immediately after decompressing the image. Is this accurate?
Is there a chance there is a hardware issue at fault here?
Would you expect this problem to be resolved by replacing the IOS image?
Most online resources I found on corrupt IOS images were in regard to being forced into ROMMON mode, or instructions on how to replace the image. I'm more interested in understanding the cause of the problem.