Thanks! That does perk things up a bit.
Did you ever get that BIOS problem straightened out?
Heck no. I've been researching, and it seems there are some others having the same problem with new Compaq computers. I read some threads on the Fedora Core forums where a guy had the same problem. I did what he did(changed the hard disk detection to LBA) after doing that my Windows would no longer boot, and that didn't resolve the issue with Linux either so I'm still stuck lol.