@maartin, in case you hadn't guessed by now, there is ZERO information in your post that could allow anyone to help you and we are not good at 20 questions round here. Good
Sorry for the late reply, work kept me busy till late every single night.
I had to revert back to 1.4.x and it will have to remain there till I can get some insight into what went wrong.
to answer the questions on the system info:
1. MB = unknown, to damn old to recall. Will open up the case at some stage again
2. CPU = PII 300MHz
3. RAM = 256MB
4. Optical Drive = Sony DVD writer
5. Hard drive = 160GB Seagate (model unknown, also to damn old) I do know that it is still ATA (ATA100 I think)
6. No Stiffy,
7. No USB devices
8. 2x NIC (RTL8139D chipset), one green and one redNone of the info below matters as the PC does not boot
9. Modem is as PPPoE
10. DHCP is used
11. DNS is used
12. Proxy is used
13. Time Server is used
14. IDS is used
If there is any other info that might shed some light please let me know and I will post it.
BIG item here is that the EXACT same hardware works with ver 1.4.x but not version 2.x