thanks for the help. that worked to a certain extent. now the first screen that usually gave me an icon(my HD) and the little progress bar is there, well the background is there but both of those things are missing. this screen usually stuck around for a few seconds..prob 5 or 10. now it is gone in 1-2 seconds. the second screen is there, background and the windmill is there. although the background is too small vertically. thanks for all your help, here and with NBI.
mini 10v, obsidian black, bios A04, 2gigs of ram, bluetooth, 160g HD, OSX 10.6.2