Sorry for the delay, Hoov. A few things came up. I wasn't able to get the CD, but yesterday I went ahead and overwrote the hard drive with the Toshiba recovery disk. So now the laptop software is reset back to original. I haven't used it enough to see if the problem still exists. However, I am having problems on startup. Here's the message I just got, even after the reload:
Operating system not found (if I hit ctrl alt del a couple of times it usually will load)
PXE-E04 Error reading PCI (something)
The LAN adaptor's configuration is missing or corrupted. Boot agent cannot continue...
These are the messages I have been getting on startup, but not necessarily every time or in that order.