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How to recover a Cisco Switch from Boot Loader

Today I had to update a 3560x but when I consoled into the switch it was at Boot Loader prompt (switch:) and I wasn’t sure so I tried to boot and this is what happened.

switch: boot
Loading "flash:/c3560e-universalk9-mz.122-53.SE2/c3560e-universalk9-mz.122-53.SE2.bin"...flash:/c3560e-universalk9-mz.122-53.SE2/c3560e-universalk9-mz.122-53.SE2.bin: no such file or directory

Error loading "flash:/c3560e-universalk9-mz.122-53.SE2/c3560e-universalk9-mz.122-53.SE2.bin"

Interrupt within 5 seconds to abort boot process.
Boot process failed...

The system is unable to boot automatically.  The BOOT
environment variable needs to be set to a bootable

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