Are you sure that the host PC is set up to allow boot up via CD - check BIOS.
Does the CD player work with other CD's: games, music, data?
Any beeps from the computer?
Does the CD work anywhere else?
Yes, I am able to boot Linux install cd and also this cd. I made it to the main menu for UBCD, but I couldn't make it into parted magic after selecting it. This cd worked on another computer, but the install on ram option did not work for the other comp. Only using the live cd did. Neither works for my laptop I am trying to error check. No beeps were heard at all.
Edit: I meant to say that I can't get past the parted magic selection screen. There are three options: ram, live cd and another one. None work and I get stuck on a black screen.