SteelTrepid, on 07 December 2009 - 05:01 PM, said:
I really think something is going on also. Is this a really old and out-dated computer?
I boot UBCD4Win almost daily on a variety of systems and do see it boot really slow on some old computers. I also generally bump up older systems to at least 512MB of memory to help with RamDrive issues, I generally use UBCD4Win for malware cleanup.
One other thing to consider also is the optical drive. If it is slow, old, or ready to fail.....it will cause boot problems also.
thanks so much everyone for the responses. my computer is the T3985 emachines, purchased new in 2005. RAM is 512MB. i386 directory i assume is xp sp2 since i never installed sp3 anything. the optical drive "has" been problematic. it doesn't burn or read dvds anymore and it's a cd/dvd drive. i guess that's the problem. damn. well, at least i know now.
(i did make another cd with firefox instead and that works fine. thanks again for a great project).