Thanks for your help. I don't do this often enough to remember the details, but I did manage to get f13beta installed on this computer. I hadn't gone far enough in the recovery process. Grub was installed and offers the choice of fedora 13 or windows 7. Unfortunately, selecting windows only gets a message that the windows loader can't be found.
I discovered the source of the ubuntu-like cursor--fedora 13 has apparently switched to that from the oblique spinning cursor of fedora 12 and earlier.
Since the wireless card is not detected by fedora, at this stage there is no wireless support. I really don't want to learn more windows procedures, so I decided to restore the computer and give it back to the vendor (I have a few days left to do so). I wanted a neo x2 processor which has more power (though lower battery life) than the Intel atom. It's also 64 bit. Newegg had an Asus with a neo processor and no os (perfect for installing linux). I was a good price too, but it was single core and had a smaller screen size (12 in.), a smaller hard drive, and less ram.
I tried to restore windows using the technique Toshiba gave me (removing battery, holding the power button down for ten seconds, plugging in the line cord, then holding the zero key down while starting the computer until a series of beeps occurs). This did not do what it did before I installed fedora (because of grub, I suppose). Instead it allowed me to enter windows, which then ran some diagnostics. It still won't run windows from grub normally.
I know I ought to accept the challenge to make this pretty laptop work (it's red), but I don't really want to support hardware manufacturers who make it difficult to run linux. I heard a rumor that Toshiba makes their computers sold in China compatible with linux, but not the ones for sale here.
I guess I'm going to uninstall fedora and send the computer back. Bye, Ruby.