I'm new here.. I have a 2yr old Sony Vaio VGN-TX17GP bought in KL, upgraded to 1GB RAM. It had windows XP. I downloaded Ubuntu 8.04 & erased windows XP. After unsatisfactory results with Ubuntu, as the sound was gone, the F3, F4 function keys did not work & Ubuntu wouldn’t download some of my old programs. I decided to go back to Windows XP. I insert the Vaio Recovery CD, but my CD drive did not access the CD. It didn’t read nor boot up. As I’m living in Germany, I called up the Sony Service Center. The lady analyist said she could not help since it’s bought in M’sia, she only solves Vaios bought in Germany but said to try pressing F10 when starting the laptop. After following her instruction, my Vaio went dead!! There is not even the sign of “Vaio” - appearance on the screen anymore when it starts. The only thing I see is the green light when it’s switched on, I can hear the CD drive spinning & nothing else, other than a black screen. I would be terribly grateful if somebody with Sony Vaio VGN-TX17GP experience help me get this Vaio back to factory default of windows XP again. I'm desperate.. Thank you.