How to restore Win Xp Pro to factory settings without cd?

Hi, does anyone know if and how you can restore windows xp professional to its factory settings without using a cd? The laptop is a sony vaio pcg 481m and i have no software belonging to it anymore.

Any help is appreciated.

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  1. is there a recovery partition on the HDD? if yes, refer to user manual on how to access the recovery options

    if not, well you are out of luck, you'll have to go buy a windows CD or contact sony and see if they can mail you the CD's that ought to go with the laptop
  2. Either call sony and fork over the 20$ + Shipping (Preferred) or download a copy of XP pro and learn the ways of a factory restore.
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