I'm posting this on the new computer! Anyway, Thanks for the advice! I reset the bios and that fixed it, I can't believe it didn't occur to me that could be the problem. I'm having a wierd problem with it now though...and that is that whenever the computer reboots, or restarts in windows, anytime its not shut completely off when i reboot it doesn't see the keyboard or mouse! boots into windows and i have no keyboard or mouse! I'm using an old gateway keyboard and mouse and i can't even get the number or caps locks to go on or off...its like when it reboots they dont' have power!
Sounds like when the bios was reset to defaults some obscure setting was changed. Look carefully through the bios options with your mobo book in hand where it explains what the different bios settings are. I believe there is one about num locks.
You don't say what mobo it is but you will find info about proper bios settings for your board by googling it.
This is a very good forum for specific bios settings others with your boards chipset (whatever it is) have found to work the best.