Skull One
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Dell PowerConnect 5324 - How do you reset to factory defaults

I work for a consulting company.   I've been allowed to play with a spare PowerConnect 5324 to try and get up to speed on some of it's features.  We are now needing to ship it out to one of our clients, but I need to reset it to factory defaults and wipe any changes I may have made and to wipe any IP/Account information.  I've looked through the manual and haven't found the information off hand.  What are the steps to reset the switch to factor defaults?
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Skull One
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Re: Dell PowerConnect 5324 - How do you reset to factory defaults

I've found the reload command on the console and can get access to the switch but when I try it it just comes back with:
 
% Unrecognized command
 
I'm currently Running
 
SW version      1.0.0.45 ( date  07-Jun-2004 time  14:34:51 )
Boot version    1.0.0.21 ( date  10-Aug-2004 time  13:33:06 )
HW version    00.00.02
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cerbera
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Re: Dell PowerConnect 5324 - How do you reset to factory defaults

Connect to the console port via hyperterminal or similar.
 
Then, at the command prompt...
 
enable
delete startup-config
reload...then say yes to the confirmation request - switch will reboot with no config information....no username/password/IPaddress etc etc.
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Mathiau
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RE: Dell PowerConnect 5324 - How do you reset to factory defaults

Just tried this and get the same % Unrecognized command on a 2848

Seem's the guides and documentation are either wrong, outdated or something wrong with my switches, 2 of them

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Mathiau
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RE: Dell PowerConnect 5324 - How do you reset to factory defaults

looks like the new command is

enable

restore-defaults