I am not sure, if that works, but you can at least try:
Your notebook must be able to boot from network. Other than qwakrz, I think, many recent notebooks are able to do so.
Secondly, you need either a floppy drive or a bootable USB stick (your notebook must support booting from USB then).
Third, you need a Knoppix CD and another computer connected via network.
Boot your notebook from a DOS floppy containing fdisk and format and format the harddisk.
Insert the Knoppix CD into the other computer and boot from that CD. There is a terminal server, which would allow a network boot from your other computer.
Then boot you notebook via network. You should then be able to copy the content of your windows CD to your HDD. This does not work with recovery discs.
Reboot your notebook from floppy, navigate to your harddisk and see, if running “winnt.exe” will start XP installation.