Well, I thought that if gentoo (or probably any other distro ) would boot then slackware should too. ...that is why i am wondering if slackware uses a different boot image that an older cd drive doesnt understand (or thinks is a music cd ).
I do have another set of 10.1 cds, I will try the other set.
I will also check into a bios update.
Thank Everyone (especially heltreko and nukey ) for your suggestions,