Well, I got the progress bar working...for what it's worth. It was the bios. I flashed the bios with the (older) A04 firmware (system said the flash failed, but it did actually work). The progress bar worked with A04 installed. I then reflashed it back to A14....the progress bar again wasn't working right. I ended up with the highest version I could get to and still have the progress bar working...that was version A10. So, the progress bar is working.
The website issue is still there, though. No great deal as the forecast on the webpage works on all the other computers that I have access to. Odd that it won't work on this one, though. :?