Using a computer with access to the internet, search the model number of the laptop and search for xp drivers pretataining to the model number of the laptop. Put all the newest drivers on a flash drive(usb stick), then install them on the laptop to solve your issues.
Any linux operating system which is the one you deleted will run faster then Xp for basic computer usage i might add. If hes not gaming i would have stuck with fedora and lost the Xp partition
Where would the model number be? and does it have to be on a usb drive? Can it be on a cd?