Okay after several hours of searching the forums and not finding an answer. Here is my problem.
1. I did not have an .htaccess file in the download for wordpress 2.5 when I downloaded it.
2. When I go to create a page it shows up under my manage pages tab and I can edit it but when I click on the link to that page from the main blog page I get a 404 error.
3. I did create a default .htaccess file and uploaded it to my main folder, however its still not working.
I don't know what I am doing wrong at this point but its seriously driving me nuts to the point that I'm about ready to just delete wordpress from my server and go back to blogger.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.