Thanks Victor, appreciate your time and effort.
Is it possible to post some hardware details + error messages?
Sure, should have done it earlier. But I was thinking that since 2.1 would boot the issue is most likely a software one.
Laptop Hardware details:
CPU: 750MHz Intel Mobile Pentium III (Coppermine)
Product Name: DELL Latitude CPx J750GT (Laptop)
Onboard Video: ATI Mobility M1
Hard Disk 16.89GB (FUJITSU MHJ2181AT)
Desktop Hardware details:
CPU: Athlon XP 2800+
RAM 512MB DDR SDRAM (Crucial)
Motherboard: ASROCK K7S8XE+
AGP Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce2 MX/MX400 (Siluro)
Hard Disks: 80GB Maxtor (6YOLO80)
40GB Western Digital (Caviar)
"Error booting from CD/DVD drive.
Press any key to reboot..."
At the bottom of the screen it has a long line of small boxes
(coloured in in white) and at the very end of that line it has the figures
A reboot or a cold boot give the same msg.
That's the last thing I see on the screen. I never get to the ubcd main menu.
Doing a search on Google brought back one hit - took me to the CD Forum. But not to the message. Doing a search over there produced no results. Am slowly trawling through their messages.
To facilitate troubleshooting this I thought it might be helpful if we knew which version of UBCD this problem started with. So, I downloaded versions 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2. All Basic (to save time). V2.1 is really too old and too many versions back to tell us much.
The problem seems to have started with v3.3 because v3.2 works on both the laptop and the desktop. (I've attempted to amend this threads subject line accordingly - makes it more useful to others).
The fact that the problem has started relatively recently has me wondering whether you made any major alterations between v3.2
On that thread that you sent you mentioned to somebody:
If you have the time, could you try UBCD 3.2 on both machines and let us know how that goes? I am trying to isolate the problem and see
whether it's due to the latest version of CDShell we're using.
I have not made CDs of versions 3.1 or 3.0 as it didn't strike me that there was anything to be gained from doing so. If you see merit in it let me know.
By the way the problem exists with both versions of 3.33 - Basic and Full.
I can put some time into this so let me know what you want.