Okay, I worked on exporting and importing the database, tried some stuff the Ikonboard guys suggested, and nothing really worked. I could get it working in mySQL which would probably fix the problem, but I can't get it to export the existing database and then import it to the SQL one, so we wouldn't have any of the old posts, members, etc., basically a clean slate. I am basically at the limits of my knowledge, so at the insistence of many here, I will ask for your help, if you want to give it. I finally set up a paypal account, and Ikonboard wants $149 a year for their premier support which should resolve this issue and hopefully get the board running on the newest version of the software with the faster database etc. Pretty good price actually, but I can't afford it right now. So if you want to help out, it would be greatly appreciated, whatever you can give. My Paypal account (www.paypal.com) is [email protected] . Thanks everyone.