I tried that stuff. I changed fstab to
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win vfat noauto,owner 1 0
but all that did was not mount at start up. When I went to /mnt everything looked like I could go there, i.e. drwx-xr-xr, but when I mounted it, things changed back to drwx--r--r.
I appreciate the reply and any other insights would be appreciated as well.