Thanks for all the replies.
I tried a few things but nothing worked so I'll contact the author (thanks for the link).
Here's what I tried:
The AVIs had parens and dots. I renamed them to alpha only.
I downloaded and ran vbrun60sp6.exe.
I added mscomctl.ocx to the program's lib file and registered it (it had been in system32)
Still got error messages and no menu.
One error, 53 - file not found error - advised that "menupage1.bmp" was not in the temp files path. This file is also not in the Menu folder in my Program Files directory. Nor is it in AVStoDVD_241_NoInstall.7z". Is it created during the menu creation process or was it not installed?
What menu creation program do you use, t0nee1, and how do you use it with avstodvd?
Thanks again for all the help.