That did the trick. Thanks for the help.
This might be worth a rewrite on the Water section of the tutorial. It is a lot more convenient than waiting for NHD to send a query. I simply opened the NHDArea, NHDFlowline, and NHDWaterbody MDB seperately. I then export each shapefile from GM10. NHDArea and NHDWaterbody as Areas and NHDFlowline as lines.