Well I managed to fix the problem. and actually have found out a number of different things that I need to check.
First of al apparently windows XP did not carry over the network driver when it installed. So I just re-installed the driver. Also anyone else installing XP be very aware of wht you have it may not carry over many drivers. I also had to update my bios for my thinkpad because it was not compatible with XP. I had many erros with the display and with networking untill I updated it's bios.
Other than spending all day trying to figure out all the little nick nacks that needed to be re-istalled or updated on both machines, Im pretty happy.