MMC can’t find doman after reset of Windows 2000 Administrator password

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    I have tried to reset my Windows 2000 server administrator password using the procedure described here:
    1)I first cleared the local machine adm password with “Offline NT Password & Registry Editor.
    2) Next I used F8 to enter the boot menu to start Windows in “Directory Service Recovery Mode”. However I did not have this entry, so I choose “Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows 2000 domain controllers only) instead, is this correct?.
    3) Hereafter I was able to log on to Windows without password and to change the screensaver to cmd.exe
    4) When I run MMC DSA.MSC in the cmd box I get this errror: “Naming information can not be located because the specified domain does not exist or could not be located….”
    When I click ok to this message, the Management Console opens with Active Directory Users and Computers, but with a red cross in the left window and the right window where the users should appear is empty.
    Any help would be very much appreciated.

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