Thank you for your quick reply. I will try and run that today and see what I get. My mom is aware of the fact that she may in fact lose whatever she had on the hard drive, and that is okay. So far every avenue I have looked into told me that I would need to do a clean install. Problem is....she does not have her Windows XP installation CD.
I will post results of the long test as soon as I can complete it. Thanks again for the response!