Thank you so very much. I am not at all familiar with MySQL. That little piece of information just resolved all of my issues.
Thank you again. It is so wonderful that you would take the time to show me the very basics. I have just installed myPHPAdmin and feel that I am getting a better grasp on how to work with MySQL.
This also answered my question about the login screen jumping back to the login prompt each time I logged in. I checked all the perms and there wasn't Read permission on the moodleData folder. That resolved that issue as well.
Thank you again.