wow!!! a tremendous thanks to you,qhn
!! it seems the drivers needed were "hidden". but you have to know where to look...or have friendly people willing to help out others in a pickle!! i cannot thank you enough!
i've searched high and low and had the hardest time with the ethernet,sm bus,and video controllers. i still have trouble with the video controller.the device manager still has that exclamation point even though the graphics work. maybe using a built in vista stand by.
i also didn't know i could use vista drivers for xp...thanks for that info!
right now,i have a dual boot set up until i can get xp up to par.
i don't understand why toshiba made it so hard to find these drivers. i just purchased this laptop,but seeing this amount of trouble in finding xp drivers,i almost gave up and traded this in for a dell or something!!
again, thanks for saving my hide,my newfound friend!! lol