Yeaaaaaaaaaa!!! Today I reassembled my loom, and she is working fine!
I have an ancient laptop that came with the loom. Next up will be to see if I can connect my fairly new Toshiba laptop. The ancient one works, but it is, well, ancient. Plus, the new one has wireless connectivity, and then I can get rid of the external floppy drive. :-)
This is a huge milestone, and makes me very very happy! Now to decide on what will be the first warp woven in my new loom room.