OK, so after booting the first recovery disc, you choose "Reinstall Windows" and this is the reinstall operation that you have been attempting, correct?
My suspicion is that the existing Vista partition may be confusing the reinstall procedure. You said above that when you click on the "Load Drivers" button in the recovery environment, that you see 4 "drives". I'm pretty sure that these are partitions. You listed: "Boot, Vista, Recover". What's the 4th one?
"Recover" is probably a recovery partition put there by Advent or Techguys. "Vista" would be where the OS is installed, but I don't know what "Boot" is for. If it comes from the factory, it might be a utility partition similar to what Dell uses. This partition might have the utility that will do a restore from the Recover partition. Are you aware of such a utility partition and how to access it?
EDIT: a quick search of the forum turned up instructions for another Advent laptop that uses F10 at boot time to access the hard drive-based recovery utility. Give that a try.