When I insert a Oracle CD (any Oralce CD) universal installer starts but, when I press NEXT or INSTALLED PRODUCTS, installer just closes down - disapears. If I insert the same CD on my own computer then it works just fine.
If I start Universal Installer from start menu - Program -> Oracle Installation Products -> Universal Installer, then again Installer starts but if I press NEXT or INSTALLED PRODUCTS, then I get an error from Dr. Watson :
An application error has occurred
and an application error log is being generated
The installer also had problems with certain versions of Lotus Notes. Have you installed/upgraded the JRE recently? You may want to follow the troubleshooting outlined here for the pentium 4 even though it is not a pentium 4.