ok we are getting closer. phpmyadmin line 41 i found vbversion was set to photopost. i changed it to vb3 there. now when i go on classified page the background shows. everything looks ok but i have no admin link. but it does recognize my user name at bottom browsing. when i try to access the above link you posted when i log in it says invalid log in for admin.
any ideas? another thing to note is im postitive because i have installed this several times. in the install script i set the three vb3 fields to yes and the others to no. portal ect.