Hahhah yeah thanks. I typed it in a hurry.
Here's how I fixed if you're interested:
1) Long reformat NTFS
2) Fresh XP Install (not recovery disks)
3) Send needed drivers and Empowering Technology to flash drive
It was pretty simple
. Tricky part was finding all the Empowering Technology software for the laptop. I also couldn't find drivers for the FN keys.
Now what I want to know is why the boot loader is broken on the recovery disks. It installs XP just fine. Also installs the first 14 drivers just fine (Includes Empowering Technology, LAN, Wi-Fi, Video, Audio, Touchpad). The problem comes in when it installs some other 7 drivers/software. When it goes to restart for the changes to be applied the bootloader dies and the partition becomes EISA.