I've tried pressing F8 during start up, which leads to a page where I can choose to boot in safe mode, debugger mode etc (but no repair computer option), and also when pressing F12 it will show a set-up page, but I can't find any restore factory settings option here either.
I don't have any reboot disks unfortunately, I don't think the laptop came with any.
I would appreciate any help or advice - many thanks!!
(On a side note: I'm selling the laptop for parts as it is faulty, but I wanted to restore to factory settings to remove personal data etc that may have been stored on the laptop. So far I've cleared everything off of the laptop, deleted all internet files + cookies and such, and deleted the original user account. If system restore doesn't work, is it safe to give the laptop over or will there still be personal information on the machine?)