"Is there a recovery partition?"
Disc Management will tell you. It can look at the disk. We can't.
http://www.google.com/search?q=xp+disc+management will tell you all you need (and more) on the first page.
"I hit F10"
Why F10? Is that in some instruction or manual? You didn't tell.
is there a recovery partition on this pc,when it boots i hit F10 but it doesn't do anything