when i selected R to use recovery console on my win2000 pro PC, it bypassed the options and goes directly to c prompt. for that reason i was unable to execute any commands b/c of "access denied" messages. i know it requires a password and that recovery console has to display the options such as choose an OS (pick a number) then prompts for password. i tried to shut down then power up several times but the RC still bypass the options. the hard drive is in good condition and checked that the drive is accessible by the win98 bootable floppy and also used BIOS setup to check that it can detect the HD. my purpose for using RC is to restore the missing ntoskrnl.exe file. please advise.