|A word of warning concerning Response #2. You most likely can restore to factory condition. |
I would like to warn you that performing a restore in that manner may cause the loss of any file and/or programs you have added yourself including any Windows updates.
Best thing is to get the disks from the friend you bought the laptop from and try a repair.
If getting restore disks from the seller is not possible you could recover files by using a live version of Linux, like Knoppix. Knoppix doesn't need Windows running to work. It installs to and runs from one CDR.
After recovering your personal files then you could perform the restore.
If you don't care about any files on the laptop that didn't come from the factory then read the screens at start up to learn what keystroke/s to use to start the restore.
A couple of other things to note. First, posting your email address in the open like that invites spam. Second, this is a public forum. As such, answers are provided publicly for all that come to benefit from.