How can I access the boot menu of my ReadyDATA 5200?
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How can I access the boot menu of my ReadyDATA 5200?

Use the boot menu to restart or troubleshoot your ReadyDATA 5200, EDA 2000, or EDA 4000. They have the following boot modes:

• Normal. Initiates a normal boot process, just like booting using the Power button.

• Factory default. Initiates a reboot process that resets the system to factory settings and clears all data.

WARNING: This boot mode erases all data. If your system has data that you want to save, back it up to another storage device before performing a factory default reboot.

• OS reinstall. Reinstalls the firmware from the internal flash to the disks. Use the OS reinstall boot mode when the system crashes and corrupts some configuration files. OS reinstall boot mode also resets some settings on your unit, such as Internet protocol settings and the administrator password, to defaults.

• Tech support. Boots into a low-level diagnostic mode. Use the tech support boot mode only when instructed to do so by a NETGEAR technical support representative.

• Memory test. Performs a memory test. The pass or fail result is reported using the unit's LEDs. Contact a NETGEAR technical support representative to interpret memory test results.

To access the boot menu:

1. Power off your unit.

2. With a straightened paper clip, press and hold the Reset button.

3. Press the Power button to power on the unit.

4. Continue to press the Reset button until the power diagnostic LED and the information LED are both lit.

The step takes approximately 1 minute.

5. Release the Reset button.

6. Press the Reset button within 2 seconds to enter the boot menu.

7. Press and release the Reset button to scroll through the boot menu options.

Watch the blink pattern of the power diagnostic LED and the information LED. The following table shows the how the system displays the current option using the power diagnostic LED and information LED.

 

Boot Mode

Power Diagnostic LED and Information LED Blink Pattern

Normal

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Factory Default

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OS Reinstall

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Tech Support

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Memory test

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Legend:

Left: Power diagnostic LED

Right: Information LED

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8. When the power diagnostic LED and information LED indicate the correct boot mode, press and hold the Reset button for 3 seconds to select that boot mode.

The system confirms the selection by blinking the power diagnostic LED and the information LED twice, and then begins to boot the system in the selected boot mode.

 

Published 04/08/2013 02:57 PM   |   Updated 08/30/2013 07:00 AM
 

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