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fell for scam, recovery folder seems empt but shows 11.2 gigs used 1.82 free. f8 f5 not working

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I am trying to do a recovery on a hp laptop.  f5 and f8 failed. The /recovery option failed so I formated the and shows nothing there but the allocted space shows 11.2 gigs used and 1.86 gigs not used.  I formated the windows drive.  Partitions on this harddrive are System, New Volume, Recover, and HP_Tools.  When I change file options to show hidden files there are still no files in recovery folder normally drive d on main computer but still empty when I hookup harddrive to usb.  The only files I can find on the d: is a shortcut to Local Disk (C) - Shortcut and Network - Shortcut

 

I formatted the main windows thinking I could reinstall with the f5 f8 option as I have done in the past but now have no options.  chkdsk on all partitions did nothing.  any help or ideas?

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Hi,

Here is link to support page on performing recovery in Windows 10:

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04758961

 

 

You could perform a clean install of the Windows 10 operating system by downloading the media creation tool on different PC, run the tool and create a bootable USB pendrive. You can then perform a clean install and delete all the unnecessary partitions. Windows 10 will be automatically activated as long as you install the same edition.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

Once intalled Windows will automatically install all drivers (perform and wait for updates to be installed).

 

Hope it helps,

David

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