1. Tried safe mode (with and without command line)- didn't work
2. Used NoviCorp Win to Flash to be able to use a transfer XP OS files to a USB flash drive so I could try some of the ideas I've seen posted here. I transfer was successful and I can get into the Recovery console.
3. I've tried the "userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe" idea from http://www.geekstogo...Off-t15771.html with no luck
4. I've tried the "D:cdi386" idea but the command isn't recognized (http://www.geekstogo...ff-t267224.html)
I'm not sure where to go from here. I'd like to be able to backup my data files and then just reinstall XP. It looks like I could use Puppy Linux to do this but I'm not sure how to use it when I don't have a disk drive on the Mini. Is it possible to burn this to a USB drive and use it that way? I don't currently have access to an external optical drive to make the process easier.
Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,