Disregard...I just reinstalled my O/S. I couldn't figure it out and never got any replies from any of the forums I posted this problem to...
Oh well, maybe it was the best thing to do anyhow.
Now, I hope I can get past the MySQL login problem during the ISPConfig installation. This time, I set the MySQL root pw to blank for now in hopes that it will not error out again.
Will keep you informed, for those interested.