recently i got myself a nice virus (yes, i was stupid and opened a dodgy file).. so i figured i'd use system restore to fix it up, but the virus deleted all my restore points, so in a moment of supreme stupidity, i decided to format the computer and install a plain version of XP pro. So heres the problem: the windows that was on my laptop was a toshiba custom install,, it had special drivers and stuff that let me change the screens brightness, output the picture to a monitor, etc etc.. now all that stuff is gone, all the speedstep stuff (take out power cable and reduce screen brightness and processor speed) is all gone. Plus i had a geforce in here, and none of the drivers i download off the net (i've tried them all all) work. And to make things worse i can't even put the [bleep] thing on standby anymore, let alone hibernate it..
And of course my recovery disk (which i didn't think to use in the first place haha) is now absolutely useless given that my computer doesn't know its a toshiba anymore..
Any suggestions other then send it back to the manufacturer?