You are all going to laugh at this!
First of all. Thank you guys for you help it was great!
Ok, remember I said I forgot my "USERNAME" AND "PASSWORD"? Well if we would all remember linux doesn't really use "usernames" it uses accounts....I was trying to get into the root account and forgot my "username"! Well, those who understand what I'm saying are probably doubled over laughing at me, I did when I figured it out.
I followed a single user boot up walkthrough, and had to put my root password in, which I tried and it worked, so that wasn't what I had forgotten. Obviously it was the "username" (cue laughter). Anyway after much work trying to changed the password file and the shadow file, which I did, I still couldn't remember my "username" (cue laughter again), and you can't change that in said files.
So...I did the next best thing and reformated and reinstalled!!!! Well, when they asked me to login to root, and asked for my login and password it dawned on me that I need to type "root" for the username login (cue laughter ....), and my password....
Anyway that is what happens to a newbie who doesn't use linux for a few weeks! Feel free to tell all your linux junkie friends. At least it will be good for a laugh!