Ok, I have this problem. The serial ports in my motherboard do not work well at all, and I can't seem to get my serial keyboard to work in them. So, on that note, how do I go about installing Windows XP Pro without a serial keyboard or mouse. It asks me to press any key to enter into the boot CD sequence, but it only boots regularly when I try to press any of the USB keyboard keys. I think once I get into the CD boot I can use my USB keyboard, but it's getting into the CD boot that's causing me problems. Does anyone know a workaround to this problem??? Thanks for any help you guys can offer.