Re: help installing xp on laptop?
Like Neodude said, if you have a usb keyboard, try that. If it doesn't work, don't give up hope. You might have to go into the BIOS and change a setting for it to recognize the USB keyboard (when you enter your BIOS, just search around, it shouldn't be that hard to find the option to change, if it's there.)
You shouldn't have to do the BIOS thing though.
Also, make sure your FUNCTION key isn't active. I don't have a laptop, so i'm not sure if the function key actually effects any of the F-keys, but that could be the problem. There should be an indicator light on your keyboard, if you have a function key, alerting you that it is enabled (similar to scroll lock, num lock, etc.)
CPU - AMD Phenom X4 9500 2.2 GHZ
Motherboard - MSI MS-7374
Chipset - nVidia nForce 750a Sli
RAM - 6GB PC2-6400
Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS