I found this at Quandary's review of 9:
The save/load game feature is accessed via the keyboard and it is here where Isadora takes charge and carries out your instructions. This screen also allows access to the game options menu where you can adjust screen transitions, sound, colour, etc. Though I concede it might have been a problem with my system configuration, the game crashed far too often at this point and it was sluggish both opening Isadora's screen and saving and restoring. Also, Isadora is quite 'chatty' and though I got used to her after a while, I'm sure that, like me, many game players prefer game saving and loading to be quick and easy with no 'frills' attached so that it doesn't interfere with game playing.
So it looks like Isadora is not cooperating with you.