Got my phone back! THANK YOU, SCOTTY!!!!!! I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into helping me. Not that I needed it, but talk about restoring one's faith in mankind!! :-)
This fix from your 9:17 post (you sure went out of your way to help!) is what got me going. I will store all these posts away in a vault... just in case there's a "next time"!
1)put froyo PB31IMG back on your sd card. boot to hboot,if it finds the file,let it update.
2) if for some reason that fails,download this .exe file. once its downloaded,put your phone into the "fastboot" mode. right click on the .exe file,and run as administrator if your version of windows has that option. then just follow the onscreen directions. if you have a way to charge the battery fully prior to doing this,do so.
3) if neither of those works,we can try the ruu method that youre currently working on,ill try and answer those questions in the next post.
Again.. thank you so much!