As it turns out , the real problem is in the driver...
After taking a friend's advice and resetting the bios to there defaults, I was able to install successfully.
However, when I tried to startup the next day, I was back to square one.
Is there anything I can do in the cusom install mode that will prevent it from interfering with the bios? or is there a way to prevent any changes to the bios made bycomputer programs?