When I start the Recovery Console, why doesn't the system prompt me for a password?

A. Usually, when you start the Recovery Console (RC) the system prompts you for the password for the selected Windows 2000 installation. If the RC can't find a valid Win2K installation, it doesn't ask you for a password, and you can perform only basic functions—such as the fixmbr, fixboot, manage, and format partitions commands—but you can't access any folder other than the root of the hard disk.

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