Thanks for the DB info, that covered the first set of issues just fine. Not sure why the data wasn't put in the DB correctly, but I was able to get that updated.
As you suspected, VB3 integration was causing the other issues, with it off, I can get to the base pages. Made the forum directory update, turned it back, and it is now using VB3 info.
Now, I am assuming it didn't store my preference to use the VB3 login system either as my id/pwd will not allow me to log in. Where is this last bit stored so I can hand edit this? Oh, and can you think of anything else I should check that might have not been correctly updated on install that would cause issues?
Thanks a ton for the assistance.