...start Win XP in safe mode on my Mini 9?
I recently had a problem. When I started it up, Win XP got to the log in screen and told me to "pick a user to log in as." Then it showed a screen with no user names/profiles on it. Just a spot to shut Win XP back down.
(There are only two user profiles on it, Mine and 'guest' - which is disabled. Usually, it just boots right past this screen)
I rebooted several times, nothing. Then I tried to do a 'safe mode' boot, again, nothing. The Function keys don't seem to work for this on this machine.
I finally took the battery out and started to boot on just AC power. Once windows got started booting, I pulled the plug. After putting the plug back in, I turned it back on. THEN I got the 'safe mode' option screen.
Once I got it loaded in 'safe mode' I did a system restore and now all seems well again.
BUT, there has to be a better way to get to the 'safe mode' option screen than the measures I took this time around! Or, maybe I wasn't doing something right when I tried before?