Now, I ran both programs in safe-mode and when I went back to regular mode the system told me that it could not find any of my internet programs as well as some others. I did a search on the programs and found them and tried to run them directly but they now said I didn't have permission. I have two users on this computer so I tried the other and got the same thing. At this point I was able to get to the internet in safe mode still.
Now it gets ugly.
I couldn't get anything to work after a few tries and decided that I would go back to my last working configuration. Well, that apparently was a very poor decision. Now I turn on the pc and it says Dell across the top and then the screen goes black. I can repeatedly press F8 when it is starting and it brings me to the screen that tells me I can start in safe-mode but when I try the program only runs 15 lines or so and then stops. The last line is multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\isapnp.sys
I read that I could try to start from an XP disk but to find it would be a whole 'nother story.
Thanks for your help!