I'm beginning to suspect harddrive problems now. I couldn't get Windows XP, Pro or Home, loaded on this thing. ReactOS was a no go, and my copy of Debian died overnight. I'm going to try Ubuntu next. If that doesn't work, I'm swapping it with the drive in my firewire drive. This may just be a bad boot sector or something and may only be of any use as a data drive now. No problem if that IS the case; the only reason it's not like that now is because I was still using the drive in question when I built the firewire drive last week.
We'll get this PC up yet. There WILL be programming...one of these days...