If you "made 5 Recovery Discs but can't get past go" I would ditch the idea of using them since if they were to actually work you would be installing all the HP junk that originally came on your system - why not start fresh.
First you need to know what Edition of Windows (Home, Pro, etc.) and architecture (32 or 64-bit) was originally installed on the unit (if you know that tell us).
To do that you need to find the COA (Certificate of Authenticity) on the unit which will be on a sticker - perhaps in the battery compartment or maybe you know some other way to tell.
Then make a bootable Windows 7 SP1 installation CD/DVD or USB thumb drive that matches the original installation, boot on that and install Windows.
Since your original Windows installation would be OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) you will not be downloading any Windows 7 ISOs from Microsoft using OEM Product Keys.
Get your Windows 7 ISO here or if you can't find it send me a message as I have all Windows ISOs available on my Google drive:
If you can get the new install on the Internet or from another system visit the HP site and download and install the HP drivers for the new installation/unit.
You may have to sneakernet the drivers to the new installation:
If you wish to pursue installing from your recovery discs (or even if you don't) you should:
Provide the serial number of the HP and if a user/service/product manual is available it might include instructions that tell you how to:
Get to a boot menu (if there is such a thing)
Change the boot order in the BIOS so the CD/DVD or USB is the first boot priority
Sure beats guessing and trying things.
Edited by joseibarra, 01 July 2018 - 01:57 AM.