How can i reset my macbook pro without the disc?

trying to reset a macbook pro to factory settings without a disc

You can get a set of discs specific to your machine by calling Apple. Cost is about $20, I believe. Be sure and have your serial number handy.
Then take a look at Thomas Reed's How to prepare your Mac for sale - that may not be exactly what you're doing but it will give your machine that factory-fresh feel.
Good luck,

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