Well, I finally managed to get punbb on my new server and installed the db. Because the db was made in 1.2 I uninstalled the ver 1.3.4 and replaced it with a download of the old 1.2.21. This has installed perfectly now, and accepted the saved database from my old forum.
The problem now is although all posts topics users and all are obviously there, the posts dont show when clicked on, all I get is:
Bad request. The link you followed is incorrect or outdated.
As soon as I can get this fixed I can update to 1.3.4 and all should be well!
Help appreciated please.