Hey guys, thanks for all the suggestions!
Turns out it was a bad hard drive! I tested out a new one and everything seems to work fine now! Also, after resetting the cmos and booting up with the new hard drive, the BIOS came up in English (thank goodness!).
Apparently RAM tests can fail even if it's your HDD that's broken!
I'll probably still download cup-z since it sounds pretty useful. So thanks again.