Wordpres - Pages under index give 404 file not found when permalinks are set to post name

All the pages except index get a 404. This is because I have said to use permalinks that are based on the name of the post. How do I fix this? If I go back to the default permalinks it works fine but I get ugly links and it may or may not mess with search engine optimization.

Also URLs based on date+postname only show the post name.
padmasambhavaAsked:
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Check your .htaccess file to see if the WordPress rewrite rules are present when you set the Permalinks.
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padmasambhavaAuthor Commented:
The rewrite rules were in place.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Post the contents of the .htaccess file and also let us know what other plugins are installed.
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padmasambhavaAuthor Commented:
Apparently it was htaccess and it's fixed now. Thanks Jason! I'm new to wordpress so I'm sure I'll have a bunch of easy 500 pointers. LoL
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