Thanks in large part to the expert devotees of this Windows Seven Forum, my problem has been fixed. This group is even quoted and hyperlinked in the Microsoft Answers website. Now how good is that? That's very complimentary.
With your guidance, Jonathan, I was able to help myself to an analysis that lead to the fix. For future sufferers of the same issue, the driver needs to be updated from Ximeta's website ( Download Center - NDAS Software for Windows
), for the network/USB NDAS hard drive.
If you run into problems, I will gladly assist.
In the course of this analysis, I came across another tool that I will recommend on the page in this forum that you led me to initially, Jonathan, and that will help users with another tool.
You guys did what HP could not even come close to do!!!