Okay, I am stumped as to what may be going wrong for you.
Have you done the 3 things that I mentioned above?
1) try adding the "sort" variable/tag to your html.
2) try changing from "sendmail" to "SMTP" settings and see what happens.
3) download the script again from the original source to make sure that something wasn't accidentally altered that is needed.
If you did and those still didn't work, then you will either:
1) need to wait for someone else to help you
2) you may want to check with tech support to find out if there is something with the server, like Seth said, or
3) the only thing I can do for you at this point is if you want to use the script I use.
At least with a script I am familiar with, I can step you through making that script work for you (unless there is something different with your server from mine).
Before you do that, though I would recommend that you backup your previous form (just name it something different) which has the hidden tags that correspond with the novice.cgi. We don't want to get rid of it, in case you decide to switch back.
Let me know if you want to give it a shot and we'll get started.