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If there never was an optical (CD or DVD) drive built into it, it's a netbook, not a "real" laptop.
(If it did come with an optical drive built into it but it's not working or has been removed, get yourself a new DVD drive module ! They're relatively cheap on the web !)
Tell us which model it is !
It is MUCH more complicated to install XP on your computer other ways rather than these ways..............:
READ your Owner's or User's manual regrading the Recovery procedure !
If Windows is working and you still have the original brand name software installation on the drive, that's often already on your hard drive !
If Windows Is NOT working, or if it is but the manual isn't on the hard drive, but you still have the original brand name software installation on the drive, look at the manual for your model on the emachines web site, or look up the Recovery procedure there !
Most if not all netbooks that have no built in optical drive that originally had XP on them have a second partition on the original hard drive original brand name software installation that has all the data necessary to re-load the original brand name software installation on the larger C partition !
If your hard drive is new, or if the data has been deleted off of it, go to the emachines web site to see if there is a Recovery disk set for your model
Check for Recovery disk availability -
Accessory store - Purchase Accessories, eRecovery CD's....
If they don't have that, try here:
If a disk or set of disks is available for your model for more than one operating system there, your computer only has the OEM license for the version of Windows on the official Microsoft label on the outside of your computer case (you may need to enter the Product Key on that label).
If a disk or set of disks is available, it's usually MUCH cheaper to buy including shipping than buying merely the cheapest type of XP CD available - an OEM XP Home CD.
You can use a USB optical (CD or DVD - get a DVD if you buy one) drive (~ $40 and up if you don't have one and can't borrow one) to install that Recovery disk set
In most if not all cases, you CANNOT install XP from an XP CD in a USB optical drive because the XP CD can't recognize most if not all USB optical drive models.