Well this should help some that are having the same issue and get you closer to solving some issues.
I pulled the internal MOBO battery and left it out for a few hours while I was out to see if it would allow me to enter the BIOS and yes it did. I am not sure the amount of time needed since I was not clocking the minutes but I was out of the house for at least 4 hours. I then put the battery back in the laptop and booted it up. I was able to run the diagnostic HDD test and it says there is NO IDE device present, ultimately letting me know the HDD crapped out. I will be replacing the drive after I order one and post the results.
I will be installing either W7 or XP Pro or XP Home all of which I have original official product. The machine had Vista, but its not as good as any of the others to me that is.
Thanks for the help and tips.