I am trying to perform system recovery to have my computer set to the factory settings. Once the computer starts the process and restarts the first screen that appears is to set my keyboard configuration. There is no mouse curser on the screen so I am unable to select a keyboard configuration so the recovery process can proceed. All I wish to do is have the computer reset to its factory settings so I can dispose of it.
According to the HP product page for your PC, the latest OS version it came with preinstalled was Win7, not Win10 -- which means you must have done the Win10 Upgrade -- and this presents serious issues when trying to do a Restore.
This means that RESET no longer works on your laptop due to your doing the Win10 Upgrade.
To actually restore your PC to its original condition, you need something known as HP Recovery Media.
HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.
Once there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.
Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service: