So, I finally broke down and ordered a new hard drive from Newegg.com. It came today. 80 GB in place of the 56 GB that was there. I was shocked at how light the hard drive is.
I thought a silly, stripped philips screw was going to stop me, but I got it out with pli-*--*ers! :-)
The hard drive is formatted and Windows is copying files. If this works, Pam will be using it in the kitchen to watch Internet TV.