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Reset Cisco Router Password and Config | Authorization failed

Trying to reset cisco password; getting "% Authorization failed" for every command. I guess there is an AAA set.

PC <-> usb-to-serial-connection <-> serial-to-ethernet <-> ethernet-to-console
plug into console
putty
select serial
type: com3
Power on router
startup sequence shows.
hit CTRL + BREAK (within 60 seconds).
type: confreg 0x2142
type: reset
Wait for reboot.
type: no
type: enable
type: show startup-config
copy the entire output to your pc and save.
type: config t
type: config-register 0x2142
type: end
type: reload
type: no
confirm the reload with enter
type: no (when ask to enter the initial config).
type: enable
type: config t
type: config-register 0x2102 (notice this is different)
type: end
type: write memory
type: reload
hit ENTER to confirm reload

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