|Solved!! All I needed to do was do a total disk wipe/erase, eliminating disk and partition designators. I had to wipe the HD 3 times to get any old residual data completely off -- that's one right after the other for a thorough wipe. After that, Windows 7 loaded without any oddball requests for drivers or any error messages. |
Thanks to all for helpful suggestions! [ I have no idea how to mark my entry as "SOLVED." But, this one is solved.