So it has come to pass that the PC loaded with XP that has served me well for over half a decade, ate itself. Now, being anal like I am, I had backups of EVERYTHING. I could not save the XP partition, so I bit the bullet and installed windows 7.
I am close to 100% back up and running with everything loaded, but I made a curious choice. I chose to reset PT3 and start from scratch. Lets see how it looks in a month or 2, eh?