Well apparently the answer was to try reinstalling qt again but, half way through have PG&E turn the power off. Once restarted everything should be fine. Makes sense right? Alright, by the numbers.
1) install qt 2-3 times
2) install jpesrc v6b 2-3 times
3) on the third qt install shut off power
4) voila! everyting works great
Please, experts do not try this at home (N()()B'S ONLY).