ok, my host replied, they had several suggestions. one was to NOT use MS Access for internet databses. Several problems with them. So i migrated all my tables into MS SQL on the server. everything switched over and working smooth as silk.....no hangups, no HOURS of trying to get rid of that "Internal Server Error" message.....(MS Access on net - pain in the A***ss)....ok problem one solved - no more random errors.
problem two still not solved.
i re-did the checkout wizard with the new sql db.......
still no go.
any starter suggestions on eliminating the problem?