|Hey rpallipamu--I'm so glad to have found your post---as you said, it worked 'like a charm'!|
And, your instructions were so clear-cut and non-intimidating, I had no trouble following them at all.
Thanks so much. I had tried every logical move, and all the system discs in my possession. I still have no idea why those should not have worked.
Anyway, thanks again for the solution!