Hey peeps (this time I'm not responsible) I've been trying to figure out how to reinstall windows xp on my brother's laptop for the past few days because he messed up the registry with a registry cleaner about a week ago. A few weeks before he messed around with the registry, he spilled tea on the laptop which caused the enter and down arrow keys to stop working. So I can't reinstall xp unless I can find a way to do it without using the enter key. I've already tried connecting my usb keyboard to the laptop, but the laptop doesn't acknowledge that the keyboard is connected(there's no ps/2 port on the laptop so I can't try using that keyboard). So I can't use my keyboard to reinstall xp with. I also tried attaching the hard drive to my computer and using the xp disk from dell(I knew it was a longshot but I figured it was worth a try), but I kept being told that the xp key on the laptop was invalid. So I'm left with trying to figure out a way to reinstall widows without using the enter key because my brother is unlikely to either get the keyboard issues fixed, or get a new computer(unless a working computer falls out of the sky or I win the lotto or something). Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.