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?
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.