Aug 052002
 

from
http://www.mustek.com/Support/techdocs/safemode.html

Safe Mode

One of the best troubleshooting tools is something called Windows Safe Mode. Safe mode is a diagnostic mode that can reveal whether a problem is software or hardware-related.

There are two ways to get into Safe Mode:.

Method One

1. Reboot your computer and let Windows start the boot process.
2. When you see a line saying “Starting Windows 95 (or 98 or Me)” press your F8 key.
3. The Windows 95/98/Me Startup Menu will appear.
4. Choose option # 3 (Safe Mode) by pressing the 3 on your keyboard or selecting it with your arrow keys.
5. Press the Enter key to begin booting into Safe Mode. Note, it will take a few moments longer than a regular boot.
6. You are in Safe Mode when Windows displays Safe Mode in all four corners of the desktop and a Safe Mode message appears.

Method Two

1. Put a blank floppy disk into your A:\ drive.
2. Reboot your computer and let Windows start the boot process.
3. A message will be displayed:”Non-system disk, remove or replace disk and press any key to continue.”
4. Remove the floppy from the A:\ drive and press the F8 key twice quickly.
5. The Windows 95/98/Me Startup Menu will appear.
6. Choose option # 3 (Safe Mode) by pressing the 3 on your keyboard or selecting it with your arrow keys.
7. Press the Enter key to begin booting into Safe Mode. Note, it will take a few moments longer than a regular boot.
8. You are in Safe Mode when Windows displays Safe Mode in all four corners of the desktop and a Safe Mode message appears..

Aug 052002
 

The major processors in listed order made by Intel are

Intel 286
Intel 386
Intel 486
Pentium I (“one”)
Pentium II (“two”)
Pentium III (“three”)
Pentium IV (“four”)

Windows XP requires a Pentium II and 128 mb of ram