To make a long story short, the only way to correct a certain software issue I was having is to just re-install the OS and everything else.
I have a USB keyboard, a USB mouse and the tablet PC Pen. Everything goes fine with the reinstall process until I get the window that asks to Agree to accept the XP Pro license. That window requires filling out one of the dots and then Enter. The problem is that up to that point the mouse and pen don't work on the screen and the keyboard is only good for Enter or selecting one of the F key selections when this is asked for. That dot to Accept the license normally would be filled in first with the mouse or pen but up to that point those drivers aren't installed and can't be until after the OS is installed - so I'm completely stuck! The only motion on that page is the blinking prompt in the text section where the license is stated but it won't move in any direction, much less move out of that section and into the Accept dot.
This must be a normal situation with any tablet (slate) PC like mine so there must be a special order or steps for a reinstall that's different from a regular PC. Please help.