I am running Windows XP Pro Build 2600 on an Athlon XP 1800+ based system.
When I click F5 during boot, I get the sceen that gives me several choices, such as safe mode, command prompt only, and so forth.
When I choose Safe Mode, the result is a screen full of commands, which I presume is a list of the commands that my computer should perform. But it does not perform them, and only displays the commands and then locks up.
What can I do to make it possible to enter the Safe Mode?
I am surprised, and pleased, of course. I wouldn't have believed it, but my super-fast Athlon XP 1800+ machine (compared to my 133-MHz pentium that I just retired) does indeed take a long time to boot up into safe mode.