we just speak on the phone.
let's try this.
install 18.104.22.168 kick start cd, this should automatically download the new packages from 22.214.171.124 cd, which is now the current one.
after you finnish this, go to main menu and click pluto logo from botom left.
you should see now that version is 126.96.36.199
waiting for your feedback,
we are clueless why you can't boot 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 are not booting on your machine, since it's the same cd, nothing changed.
did you try to use another computer?